Conversion disorder is a psychiatric condition causing neurological symptoms but without any apparent neurological cause.
- Severe stress
- Emotional, physical or sexual abuse
- Psychological problems
Symptoms include loss of one or more bodily functions such as:
- Speech loss
- Hearing loss
- Fits or seizures
- Psychotherapy or stress management to help recover from the underlying cause
- Physiotherapy to maintain flexibility and strength of the affected part
- Medications to manage depression or anxiety if present
There is no way to prevent conversion disorder.