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conversion disorder

noun

Definition of conversion disorder

  1. :  a psychoneurosis in which bodily symptoms (as paralysis of the limbs) appear without physical basis —called also conversion hysteria, conversion reaction



1980

First Known Use of conversion disorder

1980


Medical Dictionary

conversion disorder

noun

Medical Definition of conversion disorder

  1. :  a psychiatric disorder in which bodily symptoms (as paralysis of the limbs) appear without physical basis and that is typically associated with psychological stress or conflict



Variants of conversion disorder

also

conversion hysteria

or

conversion reaction


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