Treatment for Conversion Disorders

The Rhode Island Hospital Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology has been evaluating and treating adults and children with conversion disorders (CDs), including psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES), psychogenic movement disorders, and gait disorders. A number of research studies at Rhode Island Hospital have shaped the evaluation and management of CDs--also referred to as functional neurological disorders (FNDs) in the DSM-5. Books addressing diagnoses and treatment include:

Patients and providers can contact the Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology at 401-444-3534 for information on referring someone for treatment. 

Providers can also contact the division for information about training in using the workbook.