Psychogenic Movement Disorders (PMD)

Document Type : Video Clip


Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan


Background: Psychogenic movement disorders (PMD), characterized by abnormal slowness or excessive movements or postures that cannot be directly attributed to a lesion or an organic dysfunction in the nervous system. Because of their rich spectrum of phenomenology and variable severity, psychogenic movement disorders present a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
Diagnosis of psychogenic movement disorders is facilitated by various clues include somatic and psychiatric complaints and movement disorders which phenomenology is incongruous with typical movement disorders. These include sudden onset often related to some emotional or minor physical trauma, secondary gain variable frequency of tremor, distractibility, and exaggeration of symptoms.
In movie one you see a women that had many marital problems; she has different types of psychogenic movement disorders symptoms like dystonia, chorea, etc.
After treatment and psychotherapy, psychogenic movement disorders symptoms were disappear (Movie No.2).

Volume 27, Issue 103 - Serial Number 103
November and December 2010
Pages 882-883
  • Receive Date: 07 November 2010
  • Revise Date: 25 July 2024
  • Accept Date: 06 April 2022