Symptoms of a conversion disorder include the loss of one or more bodily functions, such as:
- Inability to speak
Diagnostic testing does not find any physical cause for the symptoms.
Signs and tests
Common signs of conversion disorder include:
- A debilitating symptom that begins suddenly
- A history of a psychological problem that gets better after the symptom appears
- A lack of concern that usually occurs with a severe symptom
Your doctor will do a physical examination, and possibly diagnostic tests, to rule out physical causes for the symptom.