How should psychogenic movement disorders be managed?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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If uncertain about the possible existence of a psychological component to a movement disorder, request psychiatric consultation. People with psychogenic movement disorders may request and demand surgery and other treatments associated with morbidity and mortality. A prudent clinician withholds inappropriate treatments from people with psychogenic movement disorders.


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