25-50% of people initially diagnosed with conversion disorder 6 months later developed a medical illness that could account for the initial symptom presentation.
History before the age of 30 of each of the following: 4 pain, 2 gastrointestinal, one sexual and one pseudoneurological
There are 7: Somatization Disorder, Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder, Conversion Disorder, Pain Disorder, Hypochondriasis, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Somatoform Disorder NOS
2 True/False Questions
How do you treat somatoform disorders? → The intentional production or feigning of physical or psychological signs or symptoms. Motivation is to assume the sick role. External incentives for the behavior is absent.
Is it possible to have a medical illness AND conversion disorder? → History before the age of 30 of each of the following: 4 pain, 2 gastrointestinal, one sexual and one pseudoneurological