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Misdiagnosis of conversion symptoms

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1145
  1. John F Corish (, medical practitioner
  1. Dublin 15, Republic of Ireland

    We may have gone full circle

    EDITOR—I am puzzled that a systematic review of cases misdiagnosed as hysteria or conversion disorder fails to refer, even briefly, to the complex history of this neurosis.1

    In their discussion the authors write: “In the study of misdiagnosis of conversion symptoms or …

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