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There is no specific cause of conversion disorder. Instead, researchers believe there are many risk factors and/or triggers that may lead to the development of conversion disorder. One of the more commonly reported scenarios is that conversion disorder may be triggered by the body’s reaction to psychological trauma or a stressful event. Other doctors and researchers believe that a physical injury, infection, migraine, or panic attacks might trigger the development of conversion disorder. Many researchers are beginning to believe that regardless of the trigger, the symptoms seem to “get stuck” instead of getting better. Then functional problems emerge.


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