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What are the causes of conversion disorder?

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While the specific cause of conversion disorder is still being studied, researchers think it develops as a way for your brain to deal with emotional strife. It’s almost always triggered by stressful situations and other mental disorders. And the symptoms usually develop suddenly.

From: What Is Conversion Disorder? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Organization for Rare Diseases: “Conversion Disorder.”

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Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Medline Plus: “Conversion Disorder.”

National Organization for Rare Diseases: “Conversion Disorder.”

May Clinic Disease and Conditions: “Conversion Disorder.” o

National Center for Advancing Transitional Sciences, Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Conversion Disorder.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 11, 2018

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