Conversion disorder is a mental condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system (neurologic) symptoms that cannot be explained by medical evaluation.
Background. Conversion disorder (Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder) is categorized under the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) category of Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders. (1) It involves symptoms or deficits affecting voluntary motor or sensory function that suggest a neurologic or other general medical condition.
This page discusses scientific somatic symptom disorder facts regarding its prevalence, symptoms, comorbidity, and treatment. One in six people will be diagnosed with SSD at least once in their lives, women are more likely to develop this disorder, and it usually develops around the age of 20.
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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the current study is to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and health care use of medically hospitalized patients with eating disorders (ED) and somatoform disorders (SFD) in a pediatric setting and to use the findings to explore opportunities for improved care. METHODS: Retrospective chart reviews of 125 patients with SFD and 125 patients with ED.
A common problem in neurology is the existence of disorders that present with neurologic symptoms but do not have an identifiable neurologic basis. These disorders are often thought to have a psychologic basis. Abnormal movements are among the most frequent symptoms in psychogenic neurologic disorders. Although these disorders have not been studied extensively in children, clinical experience.
Indian Pediatrics 2002; 39:747-752: Clinical Characterstics and Outcome of Children and Adolescents with Conversion Disorder: Prahbhjot Malhi Pratibha Singhi. From the Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India.
The concept of somatization has a complex. specifically focusing on the pediatric pain literature. A number of developmental factors influence both the presentation and measurement of. it was expected that pain would co-occur more frequently with Somatic Symptom Disorders than Conversion Disorders. Methods. The protocol was.