conversion hysteria

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con·ver·sion hys·te·ri·a

an older term for a conversion disorder.
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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.
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(his-te're-a) [Gr. hystera, uterus]
A pejorative term used in popular speech to mean a conversion reaction or a widely fluctuating expression of emotions.


Currently accepted nomenclature for mental disorders does not include the term hysteria; it is included here for historical reasons. See: mass psychogenic illness; somatization disorder


Symptoms include emotional instability, sensory disturbances, loss of motor function, or other disorders.


It may be related to emotional or physical stress.


Rest and reassurance are cornerstones of management.

anxiety hysteria

Hysteria combined with an anxiety neurosis.

conversion hysteria

Conversion disorder.

epidemic hysteria

Mass sociogenic illness.

major hysteria

Agitated behavior, sometimes accompanied by pseudoseizures.

mass hysteria

Mass sociogenic illness.
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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

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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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