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Conversion Disorders Medication

  • Author: Scott A Marshall, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
 
Updated: Nov 09, 2015
 
 

Medication Summary

Sparse evidence exists for use of medications for the independent treatment of conversion. Medications that have been tried with success include tricyclic antidepressants, haloperidol, and also treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).[36, 37] Treatment of coexisting psychological or psychiatric disease is warranted.

 
 
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Scott A Marshall, MD Major, Medical Corps, US Army; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Staff Neurologist, Staff Intensivist, Brooke Army Medical Center

Scott A Marshall, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology, Wilderness Medical Society, Neurocritical Care Society

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Mark E Landau, MD Associate Professor of Neurology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Consulting Staff, Assistant Chief, Section of Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Mark E Landau, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

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Craig G Carroll, DO Staff Neurologist, Head of Clinical Neurophysiology Section, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

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Bryan Schwieters, MD Consulting Physician, Schwieters Medical PLLC and VirtualPsych, LLC

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Alexis Llewellyn, PhD Licensed Psychologist and Owner, Katy Center for Psychology and Counseling Services

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Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

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Chief Editor

David Bienenfeld, MD Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine

David Bienenfeld, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Association for Academic Psychiatry

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Barry I Liskow, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chairman, Psychiatry Department, Director, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, The University of Kansas Medical Center

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The opinions expressed in this work belong solely to those of the authors. They should not be interpreted as necessarily representative or endorsed by the Uniformed Services University, The United States Army, The Department of Defense, or any other agency of the federal government.

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