Conversion disorder: A case presentation and review of literature

Yalug I., Oezten E., Tufan A. E.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.27, no.3, pp.458-462, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-462
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Conversion disorder, characterized by one or more neurological symptoms that cannot be explained by a known neurological or medical disorder, has long been reported in the neurologic and psychiatric literature. Patients who present with physical complaints but are found to have no relevant organic disease are commonplace in medical clinics. Frequently, the differentiation of this disorder from organic disorders pose difficulty and lead to a controversies in diagnosis. Consultation-liaison psychiatry has an important role in both the diagnosis and the management of conversion disorders. We found our case important as it represents a good example for this. Relevant literature was also reviewed and discussed in relation to our case.