Patients presenting with neurologic and pseudoneurologic symptoms present both a diagnostic and treatment challenge. This case report describes the ER course of a man who presented with aphonia and paralysis, his medical clearance, transfer to the psychiatric ER and subsequent recovery. The history of conversion disorder and its characteristics are briefly reviewed, and the etiology of this patient's symptoms and a discussion of effective treatment plans are discussed.
Chen, Michael A. Ph.D. and Im, David S. M.D.
"Conversion Disorder in a Depressed Patient: The Analysis of Paralysis,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol16/iss1/3