24. Psychogenic Movement Disorders

  1. Alberto Albanese MD2 and
  2. Joseph Jankovic MD3
  1. Stanley Fahn

Published Online: 24 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346183.ch24

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

How to Cite

Fahn, S. (2011) Psychogenic Movement Disorders, in Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment (eds A. Albanese and J. Jankovic), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346183.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

  2. 3

    Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians Surgeons, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333527

Online ISBN: 9781444346183

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Keywords:

  • PMDs, psychogenic etiology;
  • PMD diagnosis, two-stage;
  • psychiatric classification;
  • somatoform, malingering;
  • clues, to psychogenic disorder;
  • psychogenic tremors;
  • psychogenic dystonia;
  • abnormal gait;
  • psychogenic parkinsonism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diagnosis

  • Psychiatric classification

  • Clues suggesting the presence of a psychogenic movement disorder

  • General clinical features

  • Psychogenic tremor

  • Psychogenic dystonia

  • Psychogenic myoclonus

  • Psychogenic gait disorder

  • Psychogenic parkinsonism

  • Physiologic brain changes in psychogenic disorders

  • Treatment of psychogenic movement disorders

  • References