conversion anaesthesia

conversion anaesthesia
   Also known as psychogenic anaesthesia. Both terms are used to denote the inability or strongly diminished ability to perceive tactile sensations, due to * sensory conversion. An extreme variant of this symptom, described in hypnosis and classical cases of hysteria, is known as * total or * systematized anaesthesia.
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