ERIC Number: EJ696553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
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Case Study: Camptocormia, a Rare Conversion Disorder.
Rajmohan, Velayudhan; Thomas, Biju; Sreekumar, Kumaran
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v43 n9 p1168 Sep 2004
Camptocormia is a condition characterized by severe frontal flexion of the spinal cord and knees, with passive drooping of both arms. It occurs as a form of conversion disorder. Some cases are associated with behavioral problems. A case of camptocormia of 2-year duration in a south Indian adolescent girl with oppositional defiant disorder and moderate mental retardation is reported. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 2004;43(9):1168-1170. Key Words: camptocormia, conversion, oppositional defiant disorder.
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