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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 60 (2018) 4, 268 - 271

Case report

An adolescent with conversion deafness

E. D’hoore, P. Emmery, E. Van Roie

A 16-year-old adolescent with progressive hearing loss was diagnosed with a conversion disorder after extensive somatic investigations. Psychotherapy led to a successful rehabilitation and improved quality of life. In the discussion we address the recommendations relating to both diagnostics and approach in good clinical practice. The importance of multidisciplinary collaboration is supported by research, but remains a challenge in daily practice.

keywords children and adolescents, conversion disorder, non-organic hearing loss