Conversion Disorder

Gregory P. Moore Kenneth C. Jackimczyk

Pathophysiology

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For a diagnosis of conversion disorder to be made, the following five criteria must be met:1

1. A symptom is expressed in which there is a change or loss of physical function suggesting a physical disorder.

2. The patient has experienced a recent psychological stressor or conflict.

3. The patient unconsciously produces the symptom.

4. The symptom cannot be explained by a known organic etiology or culturally sanctioned response pattern.

5. The symptom is not limited to pain or sexual dysfunction.

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