Know the basics
What is conversion disorder?
Trans disorder, also known as the metabolic function of symptoms, is when you show signs of stress or mental pressure on her body. In other words, trans disorder is normal condition but body abnormalities caused by emotional crisis or psychological trauma as extreme panic or undue stress. For example, when disturbed transform your horse falls and then you paralyzed leg even without any foot injuries.
Symptoms and signs of disorder transformation do not depend on a certain mentality yet so you are unable to control or predict.
How common is conversion disorder?
Trans fairly rare disorder, occurring in 11 per 100,000 people. Mostly female patients. Children under 10 years old and people over age 35 rarely get sick.
Know the symptoms
What are the symptoms of conversion disorder?
Most of the symptoms occur suddenly right after psychological trauma and often disappear within two weeks. The trans disorder primarily interrupts or changes body movement and sensory function.
Specifically, the physical symptoms of the disorder transformations include:
- List muscles or muscle weakness on one side;
- Odd gait or walk;
- Loss of feeling certain parts;
- Loss of language;
- Blindness one or both eyes;
- Deafness one or two ears;
- Run and counterfeit seizures. Fake epileptic seizures but the situation is not caused by electrical impulses the brain disorder which caused by psychological trauma.
These symptoms can be severe or mild, fast off or lengthen depending on the level of physical fitness and psychological trauma.
There may be other symptoms and signs are not mentioned. If you have any questions about these signs, please consult your doctor.
When should I see my doctor?
You should go to the hospital or the nearest doctor immediately if you notice the signs and symptoms of trans aforementioned disorders.
If the problems causing the symptoms are other illness, you need to be diagnosed early and treated promptly. If the diagnosis is confirmed is because trans disorder, a psychiatrist can help you improve the symptoms and prevent the next phase of the disorder.
Know the causes
What causes conversion disorder?
The physical disorders of trans disorder needs a certain psychological stress stimuli. However, why the psychological trauma the disease has yet to be clarified. Experts suggest that too great mental trauma can affect the brain enough nerve and control other functions of the body. Consequently, part of the body will manifest clinical symptoms, such as paralysis or loss of function temporarily.
This disorder is not contagious disease and not inherited.
Know the risk factors
What increases my risk for conversion disorder?
Factors that increase the risk of transference disorders include:
- Excessive Stress;
- Women are more susceptible to disturbances transference;
- Having mental illness such as affective disorders, anxiety, dissociation disorder or some other personality disorders;
- Have neurological disease causing symptoms similar to epilepsy;
- Have a family member with the disorder transformation;
- There is a history of abuse is physical or sexual, abandoned as a child.
There are no risk factors does not mean you will not get sick. These factors are common and just for reference only. You should consult a specialist doctor for more details.
Understand the diagnosis & treatment
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
How is conversion disorder diagnosed?
Neurologist doctor tells you to do tests and clinical examination. The screening includes tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound, in addition to the EEG (EEG). Once you have ruled out the possibility of other diseases and symptoms incorporate psychological trauma history before, doctors diagnose your disorder transformation.
How is conversion disorder treated?
Trans disorder treatment is very difficult because your body may have symptoms while test results are normal. Your doctor or mental health specialist psychiatrist can join treating disorders caused you transform.
If you suffer from neurological diseases such as epilepsy or brain malformations, psychiatrists will designate specific drugs and therapy appropriate for your mental health.
Psychiatrists will design for your treatments include cognitive therapy and behavior. Cognitive therapy shows you the mindset that causes psychological trauma. Behavioral therapy breaks the link between thinking that the stress and anxiety to reduce psychological trauma disrupt trans.
Lifestyle changes & home remedies
What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage conversion disorder?
You can control your condition if you note a few things below:
- Listen to the guidance and advice of a doctor;
- Do not arbitrarily treated at home;
- Do not hide the disease if there are any unusual appearance;
- Avoid shock or trauma lot.
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.
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Review Date: May 30, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
Ferri, Fred. Ferri’s Netter Patient Advisor. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders / Elsevier, 2012. Printed version. Page 83.