Psychogenic movement disorders: frequency, clinical profile, and characteristics.

  title={Psychogenic movement disorders: frequency, clinical profile, and characteristics.},
  author={S A Factor and G D Podskalny and Eric Steven Molho},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={59 4},
Of 842 consecutive patients with movement disorders seen over a 71 month period, 28 (3.3%) were diagnosed as having a documented or clinically established psychogenic movement disorder. Tremor was most common (50%) followed by dystonia, myoclonus, and parkinsonism. Clinical descriptions of various types are reviewed. Clinical characteristics common in these patients included distractability (86%), abrupt onset (54%), and selective disabilities (39%). Distractability seems to be most important… CONTINUE READING
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