- a mental disorder in which physical symptoms, as paralysis or blindness, occur without apparent physical cause and instead appear to result from psychological conflict or need.
Also called conversion hysteria.
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- a psychological disorder in which severe physical symptoms like blindness or paralysis appear with no apparent physical cause
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- A disorder involving the loss or alteration of physical functioning, such as paralysis, voice loss, tunnel vision, or seizures, that is the result of a psychological involvement or need rather than a physical illness or disease.conversion hysteria conversion reaction
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