conversion blindness

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • conversion disorder — n a psychoneurosis in which bodily symptoms (as paralysis of the limbs) appear without physical basis called also conversion hysteria, conversion reaction * * * a psychological conflict or need that manifests itself as an organic dysfunction or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Conversion of Paul the Apostle — This article is about the events in the life of Paul of Tarsus. For the painting by Caravaggio, see The Conversion of Saint Paul (Caravaggio). For the painting by Michelangelo, see The Conversion of Saul (Michelangelo). For the parish, see… …   Wikipedia

  • conversion disorder — 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. * * * ▪ psychology… …   Universalium

  • conversion hysteria — noun a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause) • Syn: ↑conversion disorder, ↑conversion reaction • Hypernyms: ↑mental disorder, ↑mental… …   Useful english dictionary

  • conversion disorder — noun a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause) • Syn: ↑conversion reaction, ↑conversion hysteria • Hypernyms: ↑mental disorder, ↑mental… …   Useful english dictionary

  • conversion disorder — a psychological conflict or need that manifests itself as an organic dysfunction or physical symptom. The sufferer may display symptoms of blindness, deafness, loss of sensation, gait abnormalities, or paralysis of various parts of the body. None …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • conversion disorder — noun A condition where the patient has neurological symptoms such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or fits, but without any neurological explanation …   Wiktionary

  • conversion hysteria — A neurosis in which there is gross loss or impairment of some somatic or physical function caused by emotional conflicts, such as hysterical blindness, hysterical paralysis, hysterical tremors, hysterical limping. Used by sufferer to protect… …   Black's law dictionary

  • conversion hysteria — A neurosis in which there is gross loss or impairment of some somatic or physical function caused by emotional conflicts, such as hysterical blindness, hysterical paralysis, hysterical tremors, hysterical limping. Used by sufferer to protect… …   Black's law dictionary

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