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Should conversion disorder be reclassified as a dissociative disorder in DSM-V?

Brown, Richard J; Cardeña, Etzel LU ; Nijenhuis, Ellert; Sar, Vedat and van der Hart, Onno (2007) In Psychosomatics 48(5). p.369-378
Abstract
Pseudoneurological symptoms (i.e., conversion disorder), historically subsumed within the "hysteria" concept alongside phenomena such as psychogenic amnesia and multiple personality disorder have been classified as somatoform disorders since DSM-III. Since then, there have been repeated calls to reclassify conversion disorder with the dissociative disorders, as in ICD-10. The authors review issues such as the high correlations between pseudoneurological and dissociative symptoms, the high rates of trauma reported for both groups, and the position that these phenomena share underlying processes. Although reintegrating pseudoneurological symptoms with the dissociative disorders is not without complications, there is a strong case for such a... (More)
Pseudoneurological symptoms (i.e., conversion disorder), historically subsumed within the "hysteria" concept alongside phenomena such as psychogenic amnesia and multiple personality disorder have been classified as somatoform disorders since DSM-III. Since then, there have been repeated calls to reclassify conversion disorder with the dissociative disorders, as in ICD-10. The authors review issues such as the high correlations between pseudoneurological and dissociative symptoms, the high rates of trauma reported for both groups, and the position that these phenomena share underlying processes. Although reintegrating pseudoneurological symptoms with the dissociative disorders is not without complications, there is a strong case for such a reclassification. (Less)
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DSM-V, dissociative disorders, international classification of diseases, hysteria, conversion disorder
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Psychosomatics
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48
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5
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369 - 378
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Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
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0033-3182
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10.1176/appi.psy.48.5.369
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English
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  author       = {Brown, Richard J and Cardeña, Etzel and Nijenhuis, Ellert and Sar, Vedat and van der Hart, Onno},
  issn         = {0033-3182},
  keyword      = {DSM-V,dissociative disorders,international classification of diseases,hysteria,conversion disorder},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {369--378},
  publisher    = {Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine},
  series       = {Psychosomatics},
  title        = {Should conversion disorder be reclassified as a dissociative disorder in DSM-V?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.psy.48.5.369},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2007},
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