Ciao a tutti..è la prima volta che scrivo ma ho davvero bisogno di aiuto!!
Ho scelto come argomento dela mia tesi triennale il disturbo di conversione, in particolare mi soffermo sull'ipovisione perchè il mio relatore sta seguendo un caso e così lo inserisco.
Qualcuno ha del materiale da consigliarmi??libri..riviste...
Grazie mille a tutti...
Riferimento: Aiutino "bibliografico"..
Conversion disorder. (cover story) Harvard Mental Health Letter, Aug2005, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p1-3, 3p; Abstract: Presents information on conversion disorder. Differentiation of conversion symptoms from genuine paralysis, blindness or epilepsy; Likelihood of people with conversion disorder to have another serious psychiatric disorder; Factors that may prolong conversion symptoms. (AN 17610728
Somatization and Conversion Disorder. By: Hurwitz, Trevor A.. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Mar2004, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p172-178, 7p, 2 charts Abstract: Somatization is the psychological mechanism whereby psychological distress is expressed in the form of physical symptoms. The psychological distress in somatization is most commonly caused by a mood disorder that threatens mental stability. Conversion disorder occurs when the somatic presentation involves any aspect of the central nervous system over which voluntary control is exercised. Conversion reactions represent fixed ideas about neurologic malfunction that are consciously enacted, resulting in psychogenic neurologic deficits. Treatment is complex and lengthy; it includes recovery of neurologic function aided by narcoanalysis and identification and treatment of the primary psychiatric disorder, usually a mood disorder. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN 12715354)
Conversion disorder and its subtypes: A need for a reclassification 1. By: Guz, Hatice; Doganay, Zahide; Ozkan, Aysen; Colak, Esra; Tomac, Aysin; Sarisoy, Gokhan. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, Oct2003, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p377, 5p Abstract: Four subtypes of conversion disorder were described in DSM-IV. There are few publications concerning studies aimed at separating the subtypes of the conversion disorder. Usually, pseudoseizures are in focus and attempts are made to differentiate these seizures from other disorders. The aim of the present study has been to investigate differences between the four subtypes of the conversion disorder and to discuss the possibilities for a reclassification. Ninety-five patients were seen by two researchers and diagnosed as conversion disorders. The subtypes were determined according to DSM-IV criteria. All completed the Patients Information Form, developed by the researchers, and the Dissociative Experience Scale (DES). Twenty-four (25.2%) of the patients had motor symptoms or deficits (Type 1), 5 (5.2%) sensory symptoms or deficits (Type 2), 23 (24.2%) seizures or convulsions (Type 3) and 43 (47.3%) had mixed presentations (Type 4). There were statistically significant differences between the subtypes as concerns occupation, family history of psychiatric disorders, hospitalizations and place of settlement. Furthermore, the DES scores were statistically different between the groups of patients with different subtypes of conversion disorder. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1080/08039480310002723 (AN 11093825)
Functional Blindness: A Construction of Cognitive and Social Influences. By: Bryant, Richard A.; Mcconkey, Kevin M.. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Aug99, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p227-241, 15p Abstract: Functional blindness represents the reported loss of visual awareness in the absence of organic reasons to explain the impaired vision. We review the empirical research on two major forms of functional blindness: Hypnotic blindness and visual conversion disorder. In both conditions there is convergent evidence that individuals can process visual information despite phenomenal blindness. Further, there is strong evidence that both the experience of blindness and the behaviour of individuals during blindness can be influenced by cognitive and social factors. We propose a model that conceptualises functional blindness as a dissociation between episodic and semantic representations of visual information. We argue that functionally blind individuals are best understood as active problem-solvers who respond to situational cues and personal needs in the development and maintenance of their experiential blindness. Although we recognise the inherent differences between hypnotic blindness and visual conversion disorder, we propose that hypnotic blindness offers a useful paradigm to investigate core issues of dissociated awareness. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1080/135468099395945 (AN 4429202)
Unusual visual symptoms and Ganser-like state due to cerebral injury: a case study using. By: Snyder, Stephen L.; Buchsbaum, Monte S.; Krishna, R.C.. Behavioural Neurology, 1998, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p51, 4p Abstract: Bizarre visual symptoms and absurd verbal responses to questions, in a 32-year-old man recovering from a severe asthma episode, suggested a possible conversion disorder with Ganser-like symptoms. Positron Emission Tomography (PET)revealed bilateral lesions involving occipital association cortex and posterior temporal and parietal lobes, most likely infarcts from hypoxia. PET permitted correlation of the patient's specific cortical lesions with his unusual perceptual, cognitive, and speech symptoms, including Ganser-like state , to a degree not previously possible in such cases. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN 5031883)
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Riferimento: Aiutino "bibliografico"..
Grazie mille davvero..
Ho ancora una piccola domanda: ma per avere tutto il terzo articolo, ho capito male o devo acquistarlo??
grazie ancora ma sono un po negata in queste cose..