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Re: Conversion Disorder? bookgurl99

Posted by Ritch on May 11, 2002, at 14:55:43

In reply to Re: Conversion Disorder?, posted by bookgurl99 on May 11, 2002, at 10:24:48

> Mitch,
>
> Just a thought,
>
> would right temporal lobe seizure activity be consistent with feeling revved up, having trouble sleeping, etc.? That's my other big symptom.
>
> Elisa


Elisa,

Temporal lobe epilepsy is notorious for causing spatial distortions, smelling things that aren't there, hearing things that aren't there, etc. Some people also report panic like symptoms and dreamy unreal periods of detachment from reality. Some folks with TLE also have bouts of rage and euphoria as well. I haven't heard much about sleeplessness, however. You said you were seeing a neuropsychologist? Have you ever been on psychiatric medications before? It just sounds a lot like a neurological problem to me, anyways. I have had somatic (physical) problems associated with extreme stress and depression, but they usually go away when the depression lifts or the stress level decreases. If they can't "find" anything "wrong" I suppose it could be a conversion disorder. It just sounds a little hokey, to me though-maybe it is just because you don't hear about it. I would definitely get a 2nd opinion from another psychiatrist and continue to investigate the possible seizure activity. Your symptoms (other than the vision thing) sound a lot like generalized anxiety disorder.

Mitch


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