Ways of diagnosing of psychogenic movement disorders
Ways of diagnosing psychogenic movement disorders.
The diagnosis of psychogenic movement disorders is based on a thorough neurological evaluation and an accurate description of the clinical features.
The patient’s medical history, psychiatric evaluation and previous psychological treatments are important in the diagnostic process.
A combination of neurologic and psychological tests may highlight the problem.
In our experience, the most useful tests are electromyography, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial Doppler sonography, single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET).