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conversion disorder

noun Psychiatry.
a mental disorder in which physical symptoms, as paralysis or blindness, occur without apparent physical cause and instead appear to result from psychological conflict or need.
Also called conversion hysteria.
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conversion disorder
 
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a psychological disorder in which severe physical symptoms like blindness or paralysis appear with no apparent physical cause

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conversion disorder n.
A disorder involving the loss or alteration of physical functioning, such as paralysis, voice loss, tunnel vision, or seizures, that is the result of a psychological involvement or need rather than a physical illness or disease. Also called conversion hysteria, conversion hysteria neurosis, conversion reaction.

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