Associated psychopathology in conversion patients without organic disease

Acta Psychiatr Belg. 1987:87:654-61.


The authors examine the associated psychiatric diagnoses of 100 consecutive patients with conversion symptoms without organic disease. More than 80% of the subjects present a coexisting psychiatric disorder. The most frequent are affective disorder, personality disorder, other "neurotic" disorder and substance abuse. The authors conclude that conversion should be considered as a nonspecific symptom.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Conversion Disorder / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / complications*
  • Mood Disorders / complications
  • Neurotic Disorders / complications
  • Personality Disorders / complications
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications