conversion disorder

conversion disorder
noun
a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
Hyponyms: ↑glove anesthesia

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Psychiatry.
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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conversion disorder noun (psychology)
A form of neurosis in which a person represses painful emotions and unconsciously converts them into physical symptoms, particularly when the bodily site symbolizes the repressed idea
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