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la belle indifférence an inappropriately complacent attitude towards their condition and physical symptoms, seen in patients with conversion disorder.
la belle in·dif·fér·ence(lah bel an-dif-er-ahns'),
A naive, inappropriate calmness or lack of concern in the face of perceptions by others of one's disability, often seen in those with conversion disorder but no longer considered pathognomonic for conversion disorder. Compare: anosodiaphoria.
la belle indifference
[lä bel indifāräNs′]
Etymology: Fr, nice indifference
an air of unconcern displayed by some patients toward their physical symptoms. It is believed the physical symptoms may relieve anxiety and result in secondary gains in the form of sympathy and attention given by others.
la belle indifferenceConversion disorder, see there.
la belle in·dif·fér·ence(lah bel ahn'dēf-ār-ahns')
A naive, inappropriate lack of emotion or concern for the perceptions by others of one's disability, typically seen in persons with conversion hysteria.
la belle in·dif·fér·ence(lah bel an-dēf-ār-ahns')
Naive, inappropriate calmness or lack of concern in the face of perceptions by others of one's disability.