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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Conversion disorder


Other Names for this Disease
  • Functional neurological disorder
  • FND
  • Functional movement disorder
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Treatment

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How might conversion disorder be treated?

For many people, symptoms of conversion disorder get better without treatment, especially after reassurance that their symptoms aren't caused by a serious underlying problem.[1]

Individuals with severe symptoms, signs and symptoms that linger or keep coming back, or individuals with other mental or physical health conditions may benefit from treatment. The specific type of treatment depends on the particular signs and symptoms and may include:[1]

Last updated: 5/21/2014

References
  1. Conversion disorder. MayoClinic.com. February 27, 2014; http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/conversion-disorder/DS00877/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print. Accessed 5/21/2014.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Conversion disorder. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Functional neurological disorder
  • FND
  • Functional movement disorder
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.