PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS IN PATIENTS WITH CONVERSION DISORDER PRESENTING WITH NON EPILEPTIC FIT

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Zahid Nazar
Naila Riaz Awan
Javaid Akhtar

Abstract

Objective:

 

Material and Methods:

 

Results:

 

Conclusion:

 

Significantly higher number of the patients presents with the stressor of troubles with in-laws,

 

when assessed on the Holmes and Rahe social scale.

Stressors were clearly identified in all patients. Ninety six (95.04%) out of the total 101 subjects

 

had a history of stressors, while the rest 5 (4.95%) could not come up with any. The commonest stressors

were Troubles with in-laws (21.78%), Major change in family get together (17.82%), Death of close family

member (12.87%) respectively.

This descriptive study was carried out at Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar

 

Pakistan from January to June 2009. 101 consecutive patients with conversion disorder satisfying the

inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected. They were interviewed by using Holmes and Rahe stress

scale for the exploration of stressors and the results were analyzed from the entries in the Proform.

To study the psychosocial stressors in patients with conversion disorder presenting with non

 

epileptic fit.

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Nazar Z, Awan NR, Akhtar J. PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS IN PATIENTS WITH CONVERSION DISORDER PRESENTING WITH NON EPILEPTIC FIT. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 13 [cited 2021 Sep. 25];24(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1052
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