A case of bilateral ptosis with unsteady gait: Suggestibility and culture in conversion disorder

M. M. Al-Sharbati, N. Viernes, A. Al-Hussaini, Z. A.J. Zaidan, P. Chand, S. Al-Adawi*

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمراجعة النظراء

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ملخص

We report a case of a 14-year-old girl who presented, following a sudden onset, with bilateral ptosis, gait disturbance, difficulty swallowing and loss of appetite, fight hypochondriacal pain, and frontal headache. Protracted neurological and medical examinations were unremarkable; neither was precipitating psychological stresses evident. The condition, which manifest as typical conversion disorder, lasted for one year. "Treatment" involving electrical stimulation of both eyes muscles and legs with positive reassurance resolved the symptom. This case supports the view that conversion disorder, not only involves a strong element of suggestion, but also incorporates socio-cultural sanctioned prescription.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)225-232
عدد الصفحات8
دوريةInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
مستوى الصوت31
رقم الإصدار2
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - 2001
منشور خارجيًانعم

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