Psychogenic paroxysmal movement disorders--clinical features and diagnostic clues.

@article{Ganos2014PsychogenicPM,
  title={Psychogenic paroxysmal movement disorders--clinical features and diagnostic clues.},
  author={Christos Ganos and Maria Aguirregomozcorta and Amit Batla and Maria Stamelou and Petra Schwingenschuh and Alexander M{\"u}nchau and Mark J. J. Edwards and Kailash P Bhatia},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={41-6}
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of psychogenic paroxysmal movement disorders (PPMD) can be challenging, in particular their distinction from the primary paroxysmal dyskinesias (PxD) remains difficult. METHODS Here we present a large series of 26 PPMD cases, describe their characteristics, contrast them with primary PxD and focus on their distinguishing diagnostic features. RESULTS Mean age at onset was 38.6 years, i.e. much later than primary PxD. Women were predominantly affected (73%). Most… CONTINUE READING

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