Isabel Parés and Tabish A. Saifee contributed equally to this article.
Functional (psychogenic) symptoms in Parkinson's disease
Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013
© 2013 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 28, Issue 12, pages 1622–1627, October 2013
How to Cite
Pareés, I., Saifee, T. A., Kojovic, M., Kassavetis, P., Rubio-Agusti, I., Sadnicka, A., Bhatia, K. P. and Edwards, M. J. (2013), Functional (psychogenic) symptoms in Parkinson's disease. Mov. Disord., 28: 1622–1627. doi: 10.1002/mds.25544
Relevant conflicts of interest/financial disclosures: Nothing to report.
Full financial disclosures and author roles may be found in the online version of this article.
Funding agencies: Mark J. Edwards is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (6187). Isabel Pareés is funded by a Fundacion Alfonso Martin Escudero Grant. Tabish A. Saifee is funded by the NIHR. Anna Sadnicka is funded by the Guarantors of Brain with an Association of British Neurologists Clinical Training. This work was undertaken at UCL Hospital/UCL, which received a proportion of funding from the Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre funding scheme.
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 30 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 22 OCT 2012
- Parkinson's disease;
- functional overlay;
- goal-directed motor control
It has been reported that patients who have Parkinson's disease have a high prevalence of somatisation (functional neurological symptoms) compared with patients who have other neurodegenerative conditions. Numerous explanations have been advanced for this phenomenon. Here, with illustrative cases, we discuss this topic, including its clinical importance, and suggest a link between the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease and the proposed propensity to develop functional symptoms. © 2013 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society