Conversion disorder risk factors include:

  • Recent significant stress or emotional trauma
  • Being female — women are much more likely to develop conversion disorder
  • Having a mental health condition, such as mood or anxiety disorders, dissociative disorder or certain personality disorders
  • Having a neurological disease that causes similar symptoms, such as epilepsy
  • Having a family member with conversion disorder
  • A history of physical or sexual abuse and neglect in childhood
Feb. 27, 2014