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How would one come to the diagnosis of a conversion disorder?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Challenging
It is a diagnosis of exclusion.
It can be very tough to diagnose - unless you are able to determine the purpose it is serving (which the person would not consciously be aware of)

In brief: Challenging
It is a diagnosis of exclusion.
It can be very tough to diagnose - unless you are able to determine the purpose it is serving (which the person would not consciously be aware of)
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Conversion hysteria
typically involves the sudden and dramatic onset of a catastrophic physical symptom such as blindness, paralysis, seizures or other symptoms.

In brief: Conversion hysteria
typically involves the sudden and dramatic onset of a catastrophic physical symptom such as blindness, paralysis, seizures or other symptoms.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Careful evaluation
Challenging to diagnose, conversion disorder is a rare "somatoform" disorder in which a person loses voluntary motor or sensory function, suggesting a neurological or other general medical condition.
The onset of these symptoms is preceded by conflicts or other stressors and can't be explained by a medical condition. The person is not "faking" the symptom.

In brief: Careful evaluation
Challenging to diagnose, conversion disorder is a rare "somatoform" disorder in which a person loses voluntary motor or sensory function, suggesting a neurological or other general medical condition.
The onset of these symptoms is preceded by conflicts or other stressors and can't be explained by a medical condition. The person is not "faking" the symptom.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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