The neuropsychiatry of conversion disorder.

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serval:BIB_9FCCABECD929
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
The neuropsychiatry of conversion disorder.
Journal
Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Author(s)
Aybek S., Kanaan R.A., David A.S.
ISSN
0951-7367 (Print)
ISSN-L
0951-7367
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Volume
21
Number
3
Pages
275-280
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Review Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: During the past two decades there has been a relative surge of interest in conversion disorder, and a multitude of studies have emerged on the subject. With continuing developments in neuroscience--mainly brain imaging--new applications to conversion disorder are being reported every year.
RECENT FINDINGS: Diagnosis continues to represent a challenge, although neurological signs are increasingly being developed and validated to assist with this. Psychiatric co-morbidity diagnosed according to operational criteria is common. Brain imaging studies have brought some clues to understanding the pathophysiology of conversion disorder.
SUMMARY: Evidence-based medicine requires reliable diagnostic criteria, and attempts have recently been made to validate some of the well known neurological signs of conversion disorder. From a psychiatric point of view, there is a need for greater understanding of the aetiology and mechanisms underlying conversion disorder and its relationship to other psychiatric disorders. Although advances have been made both in diagnostic methods and in the groundwork for a neurobiological model, no clear rationale for treatment is yet available and further research is strongly needed.
Keywords
Brain/physiopathology, Cognitive Therapy, Conversion Disorder/physiopathology, Conversion Disorder/psychology, Freudian Theory, Humans, Physical Therapy Modalities, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
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