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The electrodiagnostic examination with hysteria-conversion reaction and malingering

A J Wilbourn
Neurologic Clinics 1995, 13 (2): 385-404
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Electrodiagnostic examination (EDX) can be helpful in assessing patients with hysteria-conversion reaction (H-CR) and malingering. The EDX with both H-CR and malingering are identical, but the electromyographer usually distinguishes one from another based on how the patient responds to the situation. EDX not only can demonstrate that symptoms are probably nonorganic in nature, but also can show that symptoms attributed clinically to H-CR and malingering actually have an organic basis.

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