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In this Winter 2021 edition of Rehab Grand Rounds, Maria Christina Littaua, MD, PT, and James Eubanks, MD, MS, present a clinical study on conversion disorder and physiatry. Conversion disorder (CD), also known as functional neurologic symptom disorder (FND), is a disease entity that is not referable to an organic neurologic or medical etiology. Dr. Eubanks and Dr. Littaua provide the epidemiology, pathophysiology and etiology, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Define and characterize conversion disorder and describe the typical signs and symptoms 
  • Recognize the diagnostic features of conversion disorder based on DSM-5 criteria
  • Identify treatment for the management of conversion disorder and implement a work-up for a suspected case 

Disclosures

Drs. Eubanks and Littaua have reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

Release Date: 1/12/2021 | Last Modified On: 1/12/2021 | Expires: 1/12/2022

 

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