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When the demands of taking care of her ailing parents became intolerable, Allie woke one morning to find herself blind and unable to walk, though doctors could find nothing wrong with her. Allie most
likely suffers from A.panic attacks. B.bipolar disorder. C.conversion disorder. D.schizophrenic disorder.
C.conversion disorder.
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