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Volume 8 Issue 11 (November, 2020)

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A study of presenting symptoms of conversion disorder in patients attending the Psychiatry OPD of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Eastern India
Dr. Chandra Sekhar Tripathy, Dr. Rajnikant Shukla, Dr. Ananta Charan Meher, Dr. Amrit Pattojoshi

Aim: Transient conversion symptoms are common, but the precise prevalence of the disorder is unknown. This study aims not only to identify the prevailing pattern of presentation but also to establish any influence of socio Źdemographic factors on the patterns of presentation of Conversion Disorder. Methods: It was a cross sectional observational study. A semi-structured proforma based on DSM-5 was used to assess the study subjects and to collect the sociodemographic data. The data collected was analyzed using the statistical software package IBM SPSS Statistics Version 25, 2017. Results: Pattern of presentation showed that the predominant presentation was with motor symptoms 194 (62.6%), mixed symptoms were found in 60 (19.4%) and sensory symptoms were seen in 56 (18.l %) of the study subjects. Conclusions: The study confirmed that the most common presentation is that of motor symptoms and it also succeeded in proving that the demographic factors do have a significant effect on the pattern of symptomatic presentation. Keywords: Conversion, Presentation, Prevalence.

 
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