It is a psychiatric disorder in which there is attention seeking. It is usually found in women. There are manifestations of different diseases when there is actually no organic disease present. It is due to conversion of her anxiety into physical symptoms. They range from something as minor as giddiness to something as serious as blindness or paralysis. However the symptoms are bizarre and do not fit in any particular disorder.
- Do not pay extra attention to her, because that aggravates her symptoms.
- Be firm but kind in dealing with her.
- Try to find out the family environment and personal background so the basic problem can be dealt with.
- Send her to a psychiatrist for treatment.