Torri, Just for the other members FYI, Conversion disorder is a condition where patients present with neurological symptoms such as numbness, paralysis, or seizures, but where no neurological explanation can be found. It is thought that these problems arise in response to difficulties in the patient's life, and conversion is considered a psychiatric disorder.
Would you mind sharing a bit more about the facility she is in, no psychological services avaiable there, so what are they doing for her and how did she get to this stage? Is she on meds, any other medical conditions?
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Torri, Hi, welcome.
That sounds like a pretty nasty state of affairs. I'm glad that you are such a caring sister yo be raising this issue. Can you let us know a little bit more and we might be able to help? Take care.
Hello and I am very sorry to hear of the truama your sister has gone through. she obviously had some major issues if she has a trach and is in a nursing home so I guess my best advice would be to talk with her social worker about what kind of mental health treatment she may be entitled to.
As far as providing any info we are not professionals but we sure are good at supporting so keep posting at least for your own anxiety re your sister.
Sometimes it is a huge relief to be able to just come here and post your feelings with others who understand, that alone can lift your spirirts.
Hugs to you sweetie.Kitt
Post Edited (stkitt) : 7/18/2008 7:28:36 AM (GMT-6)
Torri,Great advice from Judilyn ! I knew one of the members would have some input that would help you.
I will keep you and your sister in my prayers and your sister is very fortunate to have a caring sibling to work so hard at trying to help her. You are a wonderful sister.