Conversion disorder is usually triggered by a reaction to some kind of stress or trauma. Stress-relieving activities such as meditation and yoga may help reduce reactions to the events that prompt symptoms of conversion disorder. In general, however, the best way to prevent this is to strive for and maintain a good quality of life, a stable family environment, social contacts and work-life balance.

If you have other mental health conditions, make sure you're getting the right treatment. Treatment may include counseling and medications.

Feb. 27, 2014