- 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.ReferencesBraude, S.E. (2004). Memory: The nature and significance of dissociation.In: The philosophy of psychiatry. A companion. Edited by Radden, J. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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