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Need Help for Conversion D/O

By April 9, 2018 - 8:41pm
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I have had Conversion D/O since the early 90's. The different psychiatrists I have seen here in Tx do not acknowledge or have anything to say or any treatment concerning it. I am getting older and if I cannot find a treatment center or a good psychiatrist to help me, I fear my future consists of broken bones because the brain slows down the function of my legs and I fall around and down like someone drunk. I have been to several E.R.'s and it anger's me so because several test me for every drug class you could think of, all to come back negative. I am not a drug abuser but I can see by looking @ me and my speech (sometimes lack of speech) they would think I was. Two different E.R.'s knew exactly what to do to bring me out of it. I have a resent article that states a person with this disorder needs in treatment consisting of hypnosis, psychotherapy, and taught how to deal with stress. Now I just need to find somewhere, even if it's another state.

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Hello Unwell

Thank you for writing.

For the benefit of our readers, conversion disorder is a frightening and mysterious neurological disorder that has no known cause, although there are certain psychological components to the roots of the disorder.

Conversion disorder occurs after a highly traumatic event -- a car accident, death, near death, rape or other incident that causes severe psychological damage as well as physical injuries. Conversion disorder manifests itself in various ways and there is no medical reason found as to why its symptoms occur.

Symptoms of conversion disorder include losing the ability to speak, see or even move (paralysis) for no apparent physical reason. In other words, there have been no physical injuries that could explain the symptoms but psychological reasons are believed to be the root cause.

My advice is to contact the two ER's who gave you the most help and speak to the physicians there who helped you - they can refer to your notes from your time there. They may be able to advise you on where to go or whom to see.

As for inpatient care, we do not have a list of hospitals who may be able to help you, unfortunately. That is something you will have to research. Check to see if either of the two ERs have facilities or know of them.
Please let us know how you fare.

April 10, 2018 - 4:31am
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