TITLE

Valproate in Conversion Disorder: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Messina, Antonino; Fogliani, Anna Maria
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Case Reports in Medicine;2010, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Few data are in literature about the pharmacological treatment of conversion disorder and there are not any studies about the use of Valproate extended release (ER) in treating conversion disorder. In this article, we are reporting a case of an Italian woman with a diagnosis of conversion disorder treated effectively and quickly by Valproate ER.
ACCESSION #
96882902

 

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