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Neural correlates of conversion disorder: overview and meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies on motor conversion disorder

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, June 2016
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Title
Neural correlates of conversion disorder: overview and meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies on motor conversion disorder
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-0890-x
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Markus Boeckle, Gregor Liegl, Robert Jank, Christoph Pieh

Abstract

Conversion Disorders (CD) are prevalent functional disorders. Although the pathogenesis is still not completely understood, an interaction of genetic, neurobiological, and psychosocial factors is quite likely. The aim of this study is to provide a systematic overview on imaging studies on CDs and investigate neuronal areas involved in Motor Conversion Disorders (MCD). A systematic literature search was conducted on CD. Subsequently a meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies on MCD was implemented using an Activation Likelihood Estimation (ALE). We calculated differences between patients and healthy controls as well as between affected versus unaffected sides in addition to an overall analysis in order to identify neuronal areas related to MCD. Patients with MCD differ from healthy controls in the amygdala, superior temporal lobe, retrosplenial area, primary motor cortex, insula, red nucleus, thalamus, anterior as well as dorsolateral prefrontal and frontal cortex. When comparing affected versus unaffected sides, temporal cortex, dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, supramarginal gyrus, dorsal temporal lobe, anterior insula, primary somatosensory cortex, superior frontal gyrus and anterior prefrontal as well as frontal cortex show significant differences. Neuronal areas seem to be involved in the pathogenesis, maintenance or as a result of MCD. Areas that are important for motor-planning, motor-selection or autonomic response seem to be especially relevant. Our results support the emotional unawareness theory but also underline the need of more support by conduction imaging studies on both CD and MCD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 116 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 14%
Student > Postgraduate 15 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 13%
Researcher 12 10%
Other 29 25%
Unknown 10 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 26%
Psychology 29 25%
Neuroscience 19 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 12 10%
Unknown 16 14%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 May 2018.
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