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Acquired dyslexia as conversion disorder: Identification and management

Peach, Richard
Acquired dyslexia as conversion disorder: Identification and management. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Acquired dyslexia in previously literate adults is rarely ascribed to a psychological cause. A psychological explanation for acquired dyslexia attributes the disorder to a physiologic conversion reaction causing loss or distortion of reading abilities for subconscious personal gain. The only cases with such a diagnosis consist of just two adolescents with developmental dyslexia. No cases of acquired dyslexia in an adult due to psychological reasons have been reported. This presentation offers the first evidence for such a case. The assessment and rehabilitation of an adult with acquired dyslexia is described that supports conversion disorder as a cause of acquired dyslexia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1711
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
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