[kuhn-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn]
conversion, in psychology: see defense mechanism; hysteria.
formerly hysteria

In psychology, a neurosis marked by extreme emotional excitability and disturbances of psychic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral functions. The earlier concept of hysteria was used frequently in the first half of the 20th century to explain a wide variety of symptoms and behaviours observed particularly in women. (The term hysteria derives from the Greek word for womb, reflecting the Greeks' belief that the condition resulted from disturbances of the uterus.) Disorders with symptoms similar to those of conversion disorder include factitious disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and personality disorder (histrionic type).

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Conversion is the transformation of one thing into another. Conversion may refer to:

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  • Extra point and two-point conversion, in American football, an opportunity to score one or two points following a touchdown
  • Conversion, in Rugby football, a kick at goal to convert the try from one set of points into another larger set of points
  • Athletics (Track & Field), an estimate of what a performance which has been measured in one system of measurements would have been if it had been measured in the other system.

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