Tag: <span>conversion</span>

Hysteria for the Masses

  Hysteria as a Concept “When there are motor symptoms, sensory symptoms or neurological symptoms that cannot be fully explained by physical findings, the symptoms compromise a “conversion disorder.” When they occur in a warehouse, school or company setting, with many people have similar, inexplicable symptoms, it is referred to as “mass hysteria.” When symptoms …

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Rage Against Oneself

It was once believed that all depression was nothing more than rage directed against the self. We now know it is, for some, …
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Migrating Pain

Unfortunately, the risk to life and risk of law suit, forces everyone to practice defensively. This means that even though …
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Resistance to Recovery: Fear of Diagnosis

Fear of the Clinical Diagnosis For the acutely ill patient who begins to confront the concept of chronicity of complaints, …
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