What Is Conversion Disorder?
Causes of Conversion Disorder
Conversion Disorder Symptoms
- Tunnel Vision or Blindness
- Loss of Sensation
- Uncontrollable Movements
- Numbness or Paralysis
- Inability to Speak
Conversion Disorder vs Somatic Symptom Disorder
Conversion Disorder Diagnosis
- The patient must have at least 1 symptom that affects their voluntary motor or sensory function, suggesting a neurologic or other medical condition. Patients may also present with seizures or convulsions, or with a mixture of symptoms.
- Psychological factors appear to be associated with the symptom. For example, symptoms may start or worsen after a stressor such as a conflict.
- The patient’s symptom causes them to feel distress or have difficulties when engaged in important activities. The symptom may also warrant medical investigation.
- Other diagnoses should be considered if the doctor suspects that the patient is pretending or producing the symptoms intentionally.
- The symptom should not be better explained by another mental disorder and does not occur during the course of somatization disorder. The symptom should not be limited to pain or sexual dysfunction.
Conversion Disorder Online Test
If you think you may be suffering from conversion disorder, it is important to seek professional help. We put together an online test that can help you to assess whether you may be experiencing symptoms of the condition. The test is not a replacement for a professional diagnosis, but it can give you a better idea of whether or not you should seek help from a mental health professional.