Conversion disorder : the modern hysteria

  title={Conversion disorder : the modern hysteria},
  author={Colm Owens and Simon Dein},
All doctors have encountered patients whose symptoms they cannot explain. These individuals frequently provoke despair and disillusionment. Many doctors make a link between inexplicable physical symptoms and assumed psychiatric ill­ ness. An array of adjectives in medicine apply to symptoms without established organic basis – ‘supratentorial’, ‘psychosomatic’, ‘functional’ – and these are sometimes used without reference to their real meaning. In psychiatry, such symptoms fall under the… CONTINUE READING
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