Dr. Franco’s latest article on C-PTSD and Conversion Disorder has been published in GoodTherapy.
The symptoms of conversion disorder are diverse. They include pain, paralysis, numbness, fits, and even temporary blindness. One of the most interesting features of this condition is that before diagnosis, all other possible reasons for the pain must be ruled out. Doctors must confirm that a patient is not feigning or deliberately inducing the symptoms. They must also make certain the symptoms do not stem from a neurological disease. Practically speaking, this is extremely difficult. As a result, conversion disorder is one of the hardest mental health concerns to diagnose, often leading to vigorous debate on the rate of misdiagnosis.
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