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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 263-264

Camptocormia - A Rare Conversion Disorder


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Camptocormia is a rare conversion disorder characterized by severe frontal flexion of the spine and knees, with passive dropping of both arms, and sometimes behavioural abnormalities. It has been mainly reported among soldiers from world war I and II. This paper reports the disorder in a school- teacher.



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