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

Camptocormia - A Rare Conversion Disorder

MS Bhatia 
 Reader & Head, Department of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Shahdara, Delhi -110095, India

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M S Bhatia
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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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Bhatia M S. Camptocormia - A Rare Conversion Disorder.Indian J Psychiatry 1996;38:263-264

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Bhatia M S. Camptocormia - A Rare Conversion Disorder. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Sep 19 ];38:263-264
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