la belle indifference
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to la belle indifference: hysteria, conversion disorder, conversion hysteria, Ganser syndrome, Factitious disorder, Astasia abasia
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 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.