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TITLE:

CORRELATION OF CONVERSION DISORDERS WITH SIZE OF FAMILY AND BIRTH ORDER

AUTHORS:

Dr Muhammad Jahanzaib, Dr Muhammad Sajid Qasim, Dr Muhammad Ummail

ABSTRACT:

Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this research work is to determine the size of family & birth order of the patients having CD (Conversion Disorder) and to check its association with the pattern of symptoms of conversion and co-morbid symptoms of depression and anxiety. Study Design: This was a descriptive transverse research work conducted in hospital. Venue & duration: This research work was carried out in psychiatry department of Mayo Hospital Lahore. The duration of this research work was from September 2017 to February 2019. Methodology: Evaluation of total 100 patients having CD identified on the basis of DSM-4 carried out for the pattern of symptoms. An interview conducted with the patients to gather the description about the size of family and birth order. HADS (hospital anxiety & depression scale) was in use for the assessment of the symptoms of anxiety & depression. Results: Most of the patients were available with four to 6 siblings. There was a strong association between the large size of family and patients who were middle born with the pattern of symptoms of CD as well as the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Conclusion: The people with identification of the CD require the management for not only the aspects related to psychology but also for the issue of social life as size of family and anxieties linked with these issues. Keywords: Siblings, Psychology, Unconsciousness, Identification, Anxiety, Evaluation, Psychology.

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