Table 2

A sampling of diagnoses other than hysterical conversion reaction (HCR) assigned to HCR case patients
Admission diagnoses later revised to HCR* No. Patients (N=78) Revised discharge diagnoses of patients admitted with HCR diagnosis* No. Patients (N=98)
Symptomatic/Syndromic, not otherwise specified Medical diagnosis or symptom:
Respiratory distress or dyspnea 15 Pelvic inflammatory disease 11
Headache 10 Costochondritis 6
Convulsion 9 Urinary tract infection 5
Chest pain 8 Respiratory tract infection 4
Vomiting/diarrhea/abdominal pain 7 Peptic ulcer disease 4
Unconsciousness 4 Sinusitis 3
Fever 3 Enteric fever 3
Restlessness 2 Convulsion 3
Vertigo 2 Bronchial asthma 2
Respiratory distress or dyspnea 15 Migraine 2
Others including palpitation, swelling, weakness, bodyache 1 each Assorted others (e.g. paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, unstable angina, stroke, pleural effusion, combined deficiency anemia, chronic tonsillitis, electrolyte imbalance, dysmenorrhea, right ovarian cyst, acute calculus, post-menopausal osteoporosis, and fibroadenoma of the breast) 1 each
Psychiatric:
Generalized anxiety disorder 3
Anxiety neurosis 2
Medical:
Asthma 1
Ischemic heart disease 1
Psychiatric
Anxiety neurosis 18
Generalized anxiety disorder 9
Acute stress reaction 4
Panic attack/disorder 3
Schizophrenia 1

*in some cases multiple non-HCR diagnoses were assigned to the same patient.

Kendall et al.

Kendall et al. BMC Women's Health 2012 12:38   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-12-38

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