Other Names for this Disease
- Functional neurological disorder
- Functional movement disorder
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dissociative disorder, or personality disorder. Psychotherapy and stress management training may help reduce symptoms. The affected body part or physical function will need physical or occupational therapy until the symptoms disappear.Conversion disorder is a condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system symptoms that cannot be explained. Symptoms may occur because of emotional distress or psychological problems. They usually begin suddenly after a stressful experience. People are more at risk for a conversion disorder if they also have a medical illness,
Last updated: 5/21/2014
- Conversion disorder. MedlinePlus. November 17, 2012; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000954.htm. Accessed 5/21/2014.
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