Year: 1983 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.140, no.8, (August 1983), p.1079-1080 SIEC No: 19841181

A 10-year-old boy had a prominent conversion symptom that obscured a major depressive episode as defined by DSM-III. After the conversion symptom was removed with amobarbital, his depressive symptoms became more obvious and subsequently improved with imipramine treatment.