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dc.contributor.authorMorsy, Shimaa K-
dc.contributor.authorHuepe-Artigas, Daniela-
dc.contributor.authorKamal, Ahmed M-
dc.contributor.authorHassan, Maha Ali-
dc.contributor.authorAbdel-Fadeel, Nashaat Adel-
dc.contributor.authorKanaan, Richard A A-
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Psychiatry 2021; 29(3): 261-265en
dc.description.abstractPsychosocial trauma was associated with developing conversion disorder (also known as functional neurological disorder) before Freud, though why a particular symptom should arise is unknown. We aimed to determine if there was a relationship between trauma type and symptom. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients attending Australia's first functional neurology clinic, including referral, clinic letters and a clinic questionnaire. There were 106 females, 43 males and five transgender patients. Sensory (51%), motor (47%) and seizures (39%) were the commonest functional symptoms. Most patients (92%) reported stressors associated with symptom onset. Multiple trauma/symptom type associations were found: patients with in-law problems experienced more cognitive symptoms (p = .036), for example, while expressive speech problems more commonly followed relationship difficulties (p = .021). Associations were found between type of traumatic events and type of symptoms in conversion disorder. This will require verification in a larger sample.en
dc.subjectconversion symptomsen
dc.subjectfunctional neurologicalen
dc.subjectpsychosocial traumaen
dc.titleThe relationship between psychosocial trauma type and conversion (functional neurological) disorder symptoms: a cross-sectional study.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleAustralasian Psychiatryen
dc.identifier.affiliationMelbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationPsychiatry (University of Melbourne)en
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypten
dc.identifier.pubmedid33899527-, Richard A A
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