Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Conversion disorder risk factors include:
Feb. 27, 2014
- 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
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