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Conversion Disorder

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by Borowski M
 

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of conversion disorder may be difficult. It is important for your doctor to carefully consider any physical causes for your symptoms. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. Tests may include:
Images of internal body structures may be taken with:
If no physical cause is detected, the patient may either be referred to a neurologist or for a psychiatric consultation.
 

RESOURCES

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org

Psych.org - American Psychiatric Association
http://www.psych.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Psychiatric Association
http://www.cpa-apc.org

Canadian Psychological Association
http://www.cpa.ca

 

References


Conversion disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated November 3, 2010. Accessed July 22, 2013.


Conversion disorder. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy website. Available at: .http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/psychiatric%5Fdisorders/somatic%5Fsymptom%5Fand%5Frelated%5Fdisorders/conversion%5Fdisorder.html. Updated February 2012. Accessed July 22, 2013.

 

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