Successful Electroconvulsive therapy and three year follow-up in a Bipolar I depressed patient with comorbid conversion disorder

Author(s): Nien-Mu Chiu, James J. Strain

In the Diagnostic Statistical Manual -5 (DSM-5) Conversion disorder is defined as the occurrence of neurological-like symptoms or deficits that are neither intentionally produced nor feigned. While it cannot be explained by organic pathology, it is often related to psychological events. The first case with comorbid conversion disorder and underlying long-term bipolar I depressive disorder is reported after successful electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

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