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Hysterical paralysis is a conversion disorder in which a limb or limbs are paralysed, without an obvious neurological explaination. It is assumed that there are psychological explanations for the disorder


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Baker, J. H., & Silver, J. R. (1987). Hysterical paraplegia: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry Vol 50(4) Apr 1987, 375-382.

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  • Roelofs, K., Hoogduin, K. A. L., & Keijsers, G. P. J. (2002). Motor imagery during hypnotic arm paralysis in high and low hypnotizable subjects: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Vol 50(1) Jan 2002, 51-66.
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  • Spence, S. A. (1999). Hysterical paralyses as disorders of action: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Vol 4(3) Aug 1999, 203-226.
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