Conversion disorder: advances in our understanding

Feinstein, Anthony
May 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/17/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 8, p915
Academic Journal
The article offers information related to hysteria and conversion disorder. It discusses two conditions of hysteria such as somatization disorder and conversion disorder, in which it says that somatization disorder is referred to diverse symptomatology which involves multiple body systems. It mentions the study which shows that 20-25% of general hospital patients have individual symptoms of conversion disorder. It adds that behavioural therapy is an effective treatment for somatoform disorders.


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