Conversion disorder is one of the Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), published in 2013, describing individuals who present with complaints of physical symptoms that do not have a neuroanatomic cause, including psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES; i.e., seizures that mimic epileptic seizures but are without abnormal brain cell firing and are associated with psychological underpinnings), weakness and paralysis, movement disorders, speech disturbances, globus sensation, sensory complaints, visual symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. The symptoms may be episodic or sustained, and acute or chronic. Patients sometimes present with multiple conversion symptoms (e.g., NES, weakness, and tremor), and symptoms typically occur whether other people are present or not, although symptoms can worsen when the ...

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