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  1. Conversion disorders in Nottingham : Alive, but not kicking.

    Article - En anglais

    A postal request to general practitioners in a catchment area (population 37,000) identified 18 patients fulfilling criteria for conversion disorder (age range 26-74 years ; mean age of onset of first episode 38 years).

    There was a female preponderance, with two patients from ethnic minority groups.

    There was a temporal correlation with stress in 13 cases (72%) and a history of sexual abuse in 5 cases (28%). Three clinical groups were identified :

    • acute onset with good premorbid functioning and full recovery ;

    • conversion symptoms as part of polysymptomatic presentation, with fluctuating course ;

    • and chronic, severely disturbed individuals with a past history of sexual abuse.

    One third of cases were referred to psychiatrists.

    There was no case of a missed organic disorder.

    The details of one case are discussed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Conversion somatique, Prévalence, Royaume Uni, Europe, Epidémiologie, Homme, Trouble somatoforme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Somatic conversion, Prevalence, United Kingdom, Europe, Epidemiology, Human, Somatoform disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0014112

    Code Inist : 002B18C10. Création : 17/04/1998.