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Conversion disorder is a psychiatric condition in which a person develops physical symptoms that are not under voluntary control and are not explained by a neurological disease or another medical condition. Conversion disorder is also called functional neurological symptom disorder, referring to abnormal central nervous system functioning. A key feature of conversion disorder is the incompatibility between an individual’s symptoms and recognized neurological or medical conditions.
Conversion disorder can have many different presentations and symptoms. Motor symptoms include weakness or paralysis, abnormal movements such as tremor, and difficulty walking. Sometimes people experience sensory symptoms, such as altered, reduced, or absent skin sensation, vision, or hearing. Conversion disorder can also take the form of “psychogenic” or “non-epileptic” seizures, which include limb shaking and impaired or loss of consciousness but without the electrical activity that occurs in the brain during a seizure.
Treatment for conversion disorder typically consists of psychotherapy, physical therapy, and/or medication. The focus of psychotherapy is to help the individual understand the emotional conflict behind their physical symptoms, and to resolve this underlying psychological distress. Psychotherapy treatment can include biofeedback, and relaxation training, mindfulness techniques, neurofeedback and breathing strategies.
Physical therapy attempts to maximize physical functioning and prevent any secondary complications that may result from physical symptoms, such as muscle weakness or stiffness that follows periods of physical inactivity.
Our unique integrated treatment approach
At NITI we start with a free consultation as we would like to spend time to understand your situation and discuss how our customized integrated approach can help alleviate your symptoms of anxiety and life long suffering. We will discuss and show you our treatment modalities so you can make an informed decision.
Our treatments start with EEG (eyes open & eyes closed) recording followed by discussing the findings of a 60 page QEEG report by our BCN (Board Certified Neurofeedback Therapist) clinician to understand the underling primary issues in the brain that may be causing the symptoms of anxiety. This assessment along with other psychological assessments help our clinician to create a customized treatment protocol.
How NITI can help you
At NITI we offer and medication free option to tackle your sleep problems by identifying and addressing the underlying primary problems. Our experienced clinician will sit down with you and take a detailed history followed by a QEEG assessment.
This will give a better understanding on the underlying primary issues causing insomnia and in developing an individualized treatment plan.
Our integrated approach includes: counseling, biofeedback, neurofeedback, mindfulness trainings and physical therapy as needed.
Please schedule a free initial consultation so that we can describe in more details the integrated treatment approach.
You do not have to quit taking medication to participate in out treatments. In fact, we will work with you and your physician to decrease the needs of medication as your treatment progresses and you start to feel better. Our goal is to make you learn skills and re-train your brains dysregulated pathways so that you will not rely on medications and instead lead a worry free life.
Through brain training and using neuroplasticity, a person can change their thinking habits and diminish anxiety symptoms. The best part is that one’s your brain is optimally functioning and you have learnt effective coping skills the improvements sustain after you stop treatments.
Please ask our clinicians to share with you pre and post treatment QEEGs to show how effective our treatments are. If you are still not convinced then we can let you speak with our satisfied clients and seek their experiences.
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