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con·ver·sion dis·or·der

1. a mental disorder in which an unconscious emotional conflict is expressed as an alteration or loss of physical functioning, either voluntary motor or sensory.
See also: conversion, somatoform disorder, hysteria. Synonym(s): conversion hysteria neurosis, conversion neurosis, conversion reaction, hysteric neurosis
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.
See also: conversion, somatoform disorder, hysteria.


(his-tē'rē-ă), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
A term derived from the ancient Greek concept of a wandering uterus, denoting maladies involving physical symptoms that seem better explained by psychological factors. The concept of hysteria is historicaly differentiated into somatization disorder and conversion disorder, both of which are considered types of somatoform disorders in the DSM. The current ICD-10, however, places conversion disorder with dissociative disorders, not with somatoform disorders. See: conversion, psychogenic, psychosomatic.
[G. hystera, womb, from the original notion of womb-related disturbances in women]

conversion reaction

conversion reaction

an ego defense mechanism whereby intrapsychic conflict is expressed symbolically through physical symptoms.

conversion reaction

Conversion hysteria, conversion symptom Psychiatry A constellation of Sx that suggest organic brain disease, which affect voluntary muscles and sensory organs Clinical Paralysis, blindness, dysphagia, deafness, aphonia, SOB, spells, anesthesia, incoordination, amnesia, unconsciousness. Cf Hysterical reaction.

con·ver·sion hys·te·ri·a

(kŏn-vĕr'zhŭn his-ter'ē-ă)
Hysteria characterized by the substitution of physical signs or symptoms (e.g., blindness, deafness, and paralysis) for anxiety.
Synonym(s): conversion hysteria neurosis, conversion reaction.

Patient discussion about conversion reaction

Q. What are the common caloric conversions? Hi my new friends, help me to find out how does caloric expenditure affect weight loss? What are the common caloric conversions?

A. Hi my new friend. Welcome to this community. I have given here the caloric equivalents for your reference:

1 pound = 3500 kcal
1 gram fat = 9 kcal
1 gram carbohydrate = 4 kcal
1 gram protein = 4 kcal
1 gram alcohol = 7 kcal

How does caloric expenditure affect weight loss?
An individual creates a caloric deficit by walking one mile to and from work each day. Assuming a 100 calorie per mile caloric expenditure, how many weeks would it take to lose one pound?
1 lb = 3500 calories
2 miles per day x 5 days = 10 miles
10 miles x 100 calories = 1000 calories per week
3,500 calories ÷ 1000 = 3.5 weeks

This information is a fundamental for ACE certifications. Knowledge on this subject is required by our professionals.

Q. While in a conversation with anyone they have about a minute before I loose tract and intrest, Is this ADHD I always feel like I have to go full speed 24/7 and can never relax, sounds strange I know but it seems to be catching up with me.

A. not necessarily...i see that you are 31. those symptoms are new? if so- thee are other conditions that might cause them. hyperthyroid can get you in that state too. so it might be a good idea to go and get checked up.

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