schools of thought prevail in the etiology of this disorder. One is the
psychoanalytic theory which posits that unconscious conflicts cause the
conversion of this conflict into physical symptoms. The other
suggests that a disturbance in the central nervous system results in this
disorder, but neither theory has shown strong statistical evidence.
such as deficits in voluntary motor or sensory functions which are not
intentionally produced but which cannot be fully explained by a physician.
There must be a significant impairment in functioning or a history of
resulting medical treatment and not better explained by another disorder.
focusing on increasing coping skills and improving interpersonal and
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