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Paralympics and conversion disorder
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    Paralympics and Conversion Disorder - "secondary gain" should not be a reason for exclusion
    • Jon Stone, Consultant Neurologist
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      • Alan Carson

    Anthony David's article on Paralympics and conversion disorder opens an important and useful debate about the legitimacy of physical disability when related to a functional (psychogenic) disorder and the extent to which patients with these disorders should have access to the normal rights of a disabled person(3). If functional disorders, and to be clear we are talking here specifically about functional limb weakness, are...

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