Conversion disorder in Australian pediatric practice.

  title={Conversion disorder in Australian pediatric practice.},
  author={Kasia Kozlowska and Kenneth Patrick Nunn and Donna Rose and Anne Morris and Robert A. Ouvrier and John M N Varghese},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={46 1},
OBJECTIVES To describe the incidence and clinical features of children presenting to Australian child health specialists with conversion disorder. METHOD Active, national surveillance of conversion disorder in children younger than 16 years of age during 2002 and 2003. RESULTS A total of 194 children were reported on. The average age was 11.8 years; 23% were younger than 10 years of age. Presentations were complex, with 55% presenting with multiple conversion symptoms. The most common… CONTINUE READING


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