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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297782/hypnosis-and-psychoanalysis-toward-undoing-freud-s-primal-category-mistake
#1
John A O'Neil
Hypnosis predates psychoanalysis, when autohypnotic pathologies were identified through the lens of hypnosis, and labeled "hypnoid hysteria" in the language of the day. The broad spectrum of disorders then subsumed under that term is still reflected in ICD-10's subset, "F44-Dissociative (Conversion) Disorders." Freud initially embraced both hypnoid hysteria and hypnosis, but came to abandon hypnosis and, by extension, hypnoid hysteria as well. Since that fateful decision, which I term herein Freud's "Inaugural Category Mistake," references to both hypnosis and hypnoid pathology largely vanished from the psychoanalytic mainstream, thereby neglecting conditions afflicting a significant portion of the mentally ill, and needlessly restricting the therapeutic repertoire of psychoanalysis...
January 2018: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294725/association-of-domestic-violence-against-women-with-sociodemographic-factors-clinical-features-and-dissociative-symptoms-in-patients-who-receive-services-from-psychiatric-outpatient-units-in-turkey
#2
Zeynep Kotan, Vahap Ozan Kotan, Hayriye Dilek Yalvaç, Sibel Demir
Domestic violence (DV) against women is a serious problem with its negative effects on all family members and the society. Women exposed to DV not only have physical but also psychological damage. This study investigates prevalence of DV and its relations with some descriptive and clinical features in a psychiatric outpatient population in Turkey. A total of 277 female outpatients were included in the study. After a semistructured clinical interview, they were assessed by sociodemographic data form, DV questionnaire, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS), Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES), and Somatoform Dissociation Questionnaire (SDQ)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290532/thrombolysis-alert-in-hassan-ii-university-teaching-hospital-of-fez-morocco-a-prospective-study-of-2-years
#3
Moussa Toudou Daouda, Siham Bouchal, Naima Chtaou, Aouatef Midaoui, Zouahyr Souirti, Faouzi Belahsen
BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis alert (TA) is a procedure triggered every time a patient consults for sudden focal neurological deficit within 4.5 hours. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine firstly the etiological profile of TA and secondly to evaluate the delays in the management not only of thrombolyzed patients but also of nonthrombolyzed patients to determine the intrahospital delays to optimize. METHODS: Patients aged over 18 years who consulted for sudden focal neurological deficit within 4...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241946/youth-with-psychogenic-non-syncopal-collapse-have-more-somatic-and-psychiatric-symptoms-and-lower-perceptions-of-peer-relationships-than-youth-with-syncope
#4
Geoffrey L Heyer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about somatic and psychiatric symptoms and perceived peer relationships of patients with psychogenic nonsyncopal collapse. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare somatic and psychiatric symptoms and other elements potentially related to functional neurological symptom disorders between youth with psychogenic nonsyncopal collapse and those with neurally mediated syncope. METHODS: Before testing, patients completed a structured interview and questionnaire addressing current symptoms, previous psychiatric diagnoses, referrals, diagnostic testing, prescribed medications, and patient self-ratings of anxiety, depression, and perceived peer relationships...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201327/stiff-person-case-misdiagnosed-as-conversion-disorder-a-case-report
#5
Saeed Razmeh, Amir Hasan Habibi, Farzad Sina, Elham Alizadeh, Monireh Eslami
Background: Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare neurological disease resulting in stiffness and spasm of muscles. It initially affects the axial muscles and then spread to limb muscles. Emotional stress exacerbated the symptoms and signs of the disease. The pathophysiology of the disease is caused by the decreased level of the glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) activity due to an autoantibody against GAD that decreases the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In this paper, we present a case of atypical presentation of SPS with lower limb stiffness misdiagnosed as conversion disorder...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171633/-stridor-and-dyspnea-caused-by-a-conversion-disorder-a-case-report
#6
Gabriel Cea M, Claudio Henríquez A, Carlos Tapia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151092/conversion-factitious-disorder-and-malingering-a-distinct-pattern-or-a-continuum
#7
Silvio Galli, Laurent Tatu, Julien Bogousslavsky, Selma Aybek
This chapter is aimed at highlighting the recent findings concerning physiopathology, diagnosis, and management of conversion, factitious disorder, and malingering. Conversion disorder is the unintentional production of neurological symptom, whereas malingering and factitious disorder represent the voluntary production of symptoms with internal or external incentives. They have a close history and this has been frequently confounded. Practitioners are often confronted to medically unexplained symptoms; they represent almost 30% of neurologist's consultation...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151087/ganser-syndrome
#8
Sebastian Dieguez
Ganser's syndrome is a rare and controversial condition, whose main and most striking feature is the production of approximate answers (or near misses) to very simple questions. For instance, asked how many legs a horse has, Ganser patients will reply "5", and answers to plain arithmetic questions will likewise be wrong, but only slightly off the mark (e.g., 2 + 2 = 3). This symptom was originally described by Sigbert Ganser in 1897 in prisoners on remand and labeled Vorbeigehen ("to pass by"), although the term Vorbeireden ("to talk beside the point") is also frequently used...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117869/frequency-of-use-of-the-international-classification-of-diseases-icd-10-diagnostic-categories-for-mental-and-behavioural-disorders-across-world-regions
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Y Faiad, B Khoury, S Daouk, M Maj, J Keeley, O Gureje, G Reed
AIMS: The study aimed to examine variations in the use of International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) diagnostic categories for mental and behavioural disorders across countries, regions and income levels using data from the online World Psychiatric Association (WPA)-World Health Organization (WHO) Global Survey that examined the attitudes of psychiatrists towards the classification of mental disorders. METHODS: A survey was sent to 46 psychiatric societies which are members of WPA...
November 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080235/cortical-thickness-alterations-linked-to-somatoform-and-psychological-dissociation-in-functional-neurological-disorders
#10
David L Perez, Nassim Matin, Benjamin Williams, Kaloyan Tanev, Nikos Makris, W Curt LaFrance, Bradford C Dickerson
BACKGROUND: Links between dissociation and functional neurological disorder (FND)/conversion disorder are well-established, yet the pathophysiology of dissociation remains poorly understood. This MRI study investigated structural alterations associated with somatoform and psychological dissociation in FND. We hypothesized that multimodal, paralimbic cingulo-insular regions would relate to the severity of somatoform dissociation in patients with FND. METHODS: FreeSurfer cortical thickness and subcortical volumetric analyses were performed in 26 patients with motor FND and 27 matched healthy controls...
October 28, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019903/an-atypical-presentation-of-functional-visual-loss-a-case-report
#11
Junkyu Chung, Kyung Hyun Jin, Jaheon Kang, Tae Gi Kim
RATIONALE: Functional visual loss (FVL) can manifest as various symptoms. Decreased distant visual acuity is the most common symptom and visual field defect is the second most common symptom. Hemianopsia is rarely reported. In an atypical situation of FVL, it is important to prove that no organic pathology exists, through detailed history taking and appropriate examinations. PATIENT CONCERNS: This review presents the case of a 48-year-old male patient presented with decreased bilateral visual acuity and visual field defect after a traffic accident 3 weeks ago...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966140/attention-and-sensation-in-functional-motor-disorder
#12
Robert D McIntosh, Laura McWhirter, Lea Ludwig, Alan Carson, Jon Stone
Functional motor disorder (FMD), also called psychogenic motor disorder or conversion disorder, describes impairments of motor function where there is no evidence of organic disease. The diagnosis is usually confirmed by positive clinical signs, such as Hoover's sign, in which normal power returns when attention is diverted away from the affected limb. This suggests that selective attention is an important determinant of these functional symptoms. The present study is the first specifically to explore the shifting of spatial attention in relation to the side of FMD...
September 28, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946763/dissociation-in-psychiatric-disorders-a-meta-analysis-of-studies-using-the-dissociative-experiences-scale
#13
Lisa Lyssenko, Christian Schmahl, Laura Bockhacker, Ruben Vonderlin, Martin Bohus, Nikolaus Kleindienst
OBJECTIVE: Dissociation is a complex, ubiquitous construct in psychopathology. Symptoms of dissociation are present in a variety of mental disorders and have been connected to higher burden of illness and poorer treatment response, and not only in disorders with high levels of dissociation. This meta-analysis offers a systematic and evidence-based study of the prevalence and distribution of dissociation, as assessed by the Dissociative Experiences Scale, within different categories of mental disorders, and it updates an earlier meta-analysis...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936911/postoperative-transient-blindness-after-general-anesthesia-and-surgery-case-report-of-conversion-disorder
#14
Semih Gungor, Rohit Aiyer
Postoperative acute visual loss due to organic pathology has been described after spinal surgery in the prone position. This report describes a case of transient postoperative blindness in a patient after general anesthesia and surgery in the prone position. Postoperative workup did not reveal any organic pathology. Unbeknown to the treating physicians, the patient had a comorbid untreated psychiatric history. Upon psychiatric consultation, the patient was diagnosed with conversion disorder as a cause of postoperative blindness...
September 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927333/vulnerability-to-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures-is-linked-to-low-neuropeptide-y-levels
#15
Michael Winterdahl, Alessandro Miani, Moana J H Vercoe, Antonia Ciovica, Lori Uber-Zak, Charlotte Ulrikka Rask, Paul J Zak
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) is a conversion disorder that reflects underlying psychological distress. Female patients with PNES often present with a history of prolonged stressors, especially sexual abuse. In the current study, we studied the relationship between neuropeptide Y (NPY) and PNES symptoms in women with a history of sexual abuse. NPY has been associated with resilience to stress and we hypothesized that low levels would increase the extent and severity of PNES symptoms in this patient population...
November 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911819/non-neurogenic-language-disorders-a-preliminary-classification
#16
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Mario F Mendez
BACKGROUND: Few publications deal with non-neurogenic language disorders (NNLDs), distinct from psychogenic speech disorders such as psychogenic dysphonia or stuttering. NNLDs are alterations in language owing to psychosomatic preoccupations, conversion disorder, psychiatric disorders, or other psychological reasons. OBJECTIVE: To identify and classify the range of NNLDs and their characteristics. METHODS: This review summarizes the literature on disturbances in language, broadly defined as the use of symbols for communication, which may have a psychogenic or psychiatric etiology...
August 10, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890233/-what-would-you-do-when-faced-with-a-muslim-patient-with-a-conversational-disorder
#17
A Martínez Gandolfi, J Rodríguez Mir
The purpose of this work is to present the approach to mental disorders in Moroccan patients from a sociocultural perspective. The anthropology of health and ethno-psychiatry will allow us to analyze the concepts of health and disease. From the Moroccan cosmovision we will analyze the alternative treatments and their association with other therapeutic models.
September 7, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884729/-mental-disorders-in-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#18
L V Olexenko, D E Vybornykh
This literature review differentially describes mental disorders in patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) with an emphasis on psychotic disorders, affective states and adjustment disorders. Psychotic disorders observed in patients with HL include affective, delusional conditions, delirium. There are different psychogenic states among the adjustment disorders. Attention is drawn to the frequency of anxious, depressive or mixed states. Conversion disorders and behavioral disorders that lead to non-compliance in patients with HL are described as well...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844417/downwards-vertical-attention-bias-in-conversion-disorder-vs-controls-a-pilot-study
#19
Sivan Gazit, Odelia Elkana, Liraz Dawidowicz, Liel Yeshayahu, Iftah Biran
BACKGROUND: Conversion disorder (CD) is a largely enigmatic disorder, one that requires a thorough ruling-out process. Prior research suggests that metaphors and conceptualization are rooted in physical experience, and that we interpret our affective world through metaphors. Spatial metaphors (interaction of affect and vertical space) are a prominent example of the grounding of metaphors. This is a relatively unpaved direction of research of CD. OBJECTIVES: The present pilot study sought to explore this view by investigating the "healthy is up, sick is down" spatial metaphors (e...
July 15, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832806/a-psychotic-experience-during-adolescence-reasoning-about-differential-diagnosis-case-report
#20
Vítor Ferreira Leite, Carla Andrade Araújo
CONTEXT: The aim of the present clinical review was to illustrate the diagnostic difficulty associated with psychotic experiences during adolescence, in the light of the multiplicity of circumstances interplaying during this period. It was also intended to illustrate the observation that not all hallucinations occur in the context of a declared psychotic disorder. CASE REPORT: The patient was a 16-year-old adolescent girl who came to the Emergency Department of Coimbra Pediatric Hospital...
August 21, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
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