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Conversion Disorder presenting as Camptocormia: A case report

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Author Details: Mona Srivastava

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-916X

Print ISSN : 2581-8236

Article First Page : 46

Article End Page : 48


Background: Camptocormia is characterized by an abnormal posture of the trunk with marked flexion of the thoraco-lumbar spine, which increases during walking and abates in the recumbent position. The disorder is rarely seen in day to day practice. The cases are usually present in elderly age group; young age group of presentation is rare.
Case Report: We report a case of a young girl which was referred from the orthopedics department and subsequently improved with supportive psychotherapy and anxiolytic medication.
Discussion: A multidisciplinary approach with intensive psychiatric follow-up is needed and our case aptly shows this. In Indian scenario only a few cases have been described. In both the cases psychological stresses were found. Supportive psychotherapy has been reported as the main effective treatment in almost all case reports.

Key words: 
Camptocormia; Conversion Disorder; Supportive Psychotherapy