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What is a conversion disorder? How can you tell if someone in your family has it?
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In brief: Get checked out
A conversion disorder is where a person has a physical symptom or symptoms without any physical basis and there are underlying psychological issues bringing this about.
The person needs to have a physical evaluation to rule out any organic causes and then a psychological evaluation to determine the psychological problem and hopefully treat it.

In brief: Get checked out
A conversion disorder is where a person has a physical symptom or symptoms without any physical basis and there are underlying psychological issues bringing this about.
The person needs to have a physical evaluation to rule out any organic causes and then a psychological evaluation to determine the psychological problem and hopefully treat it.
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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In brief: Dx of exclusion
Conversion disorder is where patients suffer neurological symptoms such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or even seizures, but without a neurological cause.
It is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that a neurologist will do a thorough examination and testing, attempting to find the cause of the symptoms. If no cause can be found, the diagnosis, by exclusion, is a conversion disorder.

In brief: Dx of exclusion
Conversion disorder is where patients suffer neurological symptoms such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or even seizures, but without a neurological cause.
It is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that a neurologist will do a thorough examination and testing, attempting to find the cause of the symptoms. If no cause can be found, the diagnosis, by exclusion, is a conversion disorder.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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