October 1, 2012
Anyone make the conversion disorder diagnosis in this week’s Park & Rec?

This post is brought to you by my psychiatry rotation.

DSM 4 diagnostic criteria for conversion disorder:

  • 1 or more symptoms or deficits affecting voluntary motor or sensory function that suggest a neurological or other general medical condition 
  • Psychosocial factors are judged to be associated with the symptom or deficit because the initiation or exacerbation of the symptom or deficit is preceded by conflicts or other stressors 
  • The symptom or deficit is not intentionally produced or feigned. 
  • The symptom or deficit cannot, after appropriate investigation, be fully explained by a known general medical condition or the direct effects of a substance, or as a culturally sanctioned behavior or experience. 
  • The symptom or deficit causes clinically significant distress or impairment in functioning, or warrants medical evaluation. 
  • The symptom or deficit is not limited to pain or sexual dysfunction, does not occur during the course of Somatization Disorder, and is not better accounted for by another medical disorder
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Parks and Rec may be my favorite show this TV season.

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