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conversion reaction

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A psychopathological condition characterized by the presence of bodily symptoms having no discernible physical cause but for which there is evidence of a psychological conflict.

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  • noun a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)

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