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Title: Clinical profile and outcome of conversion disorder in children in a tertiary hospital of north India.
Authors: Ghosh, JK
Majumder, P
Pant, P
Dutta, R
Bhatia, BD
First Published: Jun-2007
Citation: J TROP PEDIATR, 2007, 53 (3), pp. 213-214
Abstract: The clinical profile, commonly involved precipitating factors, comorbid conditions, treatment options and outcome of conversion disorder in 40 children in a tertiary level hospital in North India were studied, retrospectively. Majority of the patients were from rural India. Most common presenting symptom was psychogenic non-epileptic seizures; depression and anxiety were among the commonest comorbid conditions. Precipitating factors were predominantly scholastic problems. Treatment option included either psychotherapy only or combination of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. No significant difference was found in terms of outcome between the in-patient and out-patient treatment groups. This observation could be cost effective for developing countries like India, where the resources are very limited.
DOI Link: 10.1093/tropej/fml088
ISSN: 0142-6338
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Psychology

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