Functional neurologic symptoms: assessment and management

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Abstract / Description of output

Neurologic symptoms such as weakness or abnormal movements that are inconsistent and incongruent with neurologic disease can be described as functional, psychogenic, nonorganic, conversion, or dissociative symptoms. These symptoms often represent a clinical dilemma and a challenge for the clinician. This article provides practical advice on making an accurate diagnosis, options for explaining the diagnosis to the patient, and considering further treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18, vii
JournalNeurologic clinics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Somatoform Disorders


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