Persistent Neurological, Dissociative, and Amnestic Symptoms Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in an Adolescent: A Complex Case of Conversion Disorder.
The diagnosis of conversion disorder may be given to patients with unexplained neurological symptoms after the exclusion of medical and organic etiologies, suggesting a psychiatric etiology. It requires a thorough examination of all contributing factors across the biopsychosocial model. With a variety of possible presentations, the evaluation and treatment of conversion disorder should reflect its complexity. This case report describes a case of conversion disorder complicated by mild traumatic brain injury and acute psychological re-traumatization in an adolescent with social anxiety and focuses on the connection between symptoms of conversion and dissociation with trauma and memory to form an understanding of the unique presentation and treatment of this condition.
Leczycki, M., Berne, D., Shirk, D., & Sayers, J. (2023). Persistent Neurological, Dissociative, and Amnestic Symptoms Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in an Adolescent: A Complex Case of Conversion Disorder.. Cureus, 15 (7), 42755-42755. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.7759%2Fcureus.42755