Rehab Grand Rounds Winter 2021: Inside-Out and Up-Down Side: Conversion Disorder and Physiatry

In this Winter 2021 edition of Rehab Grand Rounds, Maria Christina Littaua, MD, PT, and James Eubanks, MD, MS, present a clinical study on conversion disorder and physiatry. Conversion disorder (CD), also known as functional neurologic symptom disorder (FND), is a disease entity that is not referable to an organic neurologic or medical etiology. Dr. Eubanks and Dr. Littaua provide the epidemiology, pathophysiology and etiology, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Define and characterize conversion disorder and describe the typical signs and symptoms 
  • Recognize the diagnostic features of conversion disorder based on DSM-5 criteria
  • Identify treatment for the management of conversion disorder and implement a work-up for a suspected case 


No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

Release Date: 1/12/2021 | Last Modified On: 2/8/2022 | Expires: 2/4/2023



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Maria Christina Littaua, MD, PT

Maria Christina Littaua, MD, PT

Assistant Professor Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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James Eubanks, MD

James Eubanks, MD

Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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