Journal article

Psychiatrists' Understanding and Management of Conversion Disorder: A Bi-National Survey and Comparison with Neurologists

Benjamin Dent, Biba R Stanton, Richard A Kanaan

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT | DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: A 2011 survey of neurologists' attitudes to conversion disorder found a tacit acceptance of the psychological model but significant ambivalence around its relationship to feigning. These issues are under increased scrutiny as the DSM-5 revision removed both the requirement for a psychological formulation and the exclusion of feigning from the diagnostic criteria. Whether those attitudes are shared with psychiatrists is unknown. Methods: An online survey of the Section of Neuropsychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and the Faculty of Neuropsychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), on their understanding and management of conversion disorder in..

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Awarded by Biomedical Ethics Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was partly funded by a Biomedical Ethics Fellowship 079743 from the Wellcome Trust. The funders had no role in the design, execution, analysis or writing of this study.