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Diagnostic Issues for Conversion Disorder
Ronald L. Martin
Psychiatric Services 1992; doi:
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, of Mental Disorders ( DSM-JV); American Psychiatric Association, 1400 K Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20005.

1992 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Classification systems are inherently imperfect. At best they represent a useful approximation of "nature." Yet reliable and valid diagnostic categories facilitate communication and clinical decision making and foster research. The work group welcomes suggestions, observations, and relevant data from interested clinicians and academicians as it strives to develop the best diagnostic approach to conversion disorder, given the current state of knowledge.

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