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Title:

Inpatient rehabilitation approach for a young woman with conversion hemiparesis and sensory deficits

Author(s):

Kanarek SL, Stevenson JE, Wakefield H, Reite E, Zumsteg JM, Brockway JA

Year:

2013

Publication Info:

PM R, 5(1):66-69

Abstract:

In the treatment of conversion disorder, the inpatient rehabilitation setting supports interdisciplinary functional goals and a structured approach consistent with encouraging psychological well-being. This case presentation illustrates 1 approach to the rehabilitation of hemiparesis secondary to conversion disorder that includes a behavioral management plan, as well as protocols for "learning to walk" and "learning to use your arm." We provide a practical starting point for advancing function in patients with conversion disorder when functional loss is present in both upper and lower extremities.

Link to Article:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23332911

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