Childhood abuse in patients with conversion disorder.

@article{Roelofs2002ChildhoodAI,
  title={Childhood abuse in patients with conversion disorder.},
  author={K. Roelofs and G. Keijsers and K. Hoogduin and G. N{\"a}ring and F. Moene},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={159 11},
  pages={
          1908-13
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Despite the fact that the assumption of a relationship between conversion disorder and childhood traumatization has a long history, there is little empirical evidence to support this premise. The present study examined this relation and investigated whether hypnotic susceptibility mediates the relation between trauma and conversion symptoms, as suggested by Janet's autohypnosis theory of conversion disorder. METHOD A total of 54 patients with conversion disorder and 50 matched… Expand
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