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Letter to the Editor

A Protracted Case of Psychosis, Motor Abnormalities, and Agitation

Ashish Sharma, MD; James H. Sorrell, MD; and Nicholle R. Peralta, BS

Published: April 16, 2007

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Sir: Somatization is a psychological process whereby psychologicaldistress is expressed in the form of somatic symptoms.1 Conversion disorder is a type of somatization thatpresents with signs and symptoms limited to the central nervoussystem.2 Despite the substantial literature, the exact etiology ofconversion disorder is still controversial.

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