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Conversion Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

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Someone with conversion disorder has physical symptoms and:

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about the term 'hysteria'?

2. Who coined the term 'conversion disorder'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of conversion disorder, a psychological disorder that involves having physical symptoms of a disease without having physical evidence for the disease.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of conversion disorder
  • Symptoms of conversion disorder
  • Traits of hysteria
  • Person who coined the term of conversion disorder
  • Reasons why conversion disorders exits

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help students practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about conversion disorder and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept on hysteria
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about disorders in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about conversion disorders, review the accompanying lesson on Conversion Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe characteristics of conversion disorder
  • Explain symptoms of hysteria
  • Define conversion disorder
  • Learn how Sigmund Freud coined conversion disorder
  • Determine how conversion disorder is treated
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