A Case of Psychogenic Movement Disorders: Dark Side of Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

Degirmenci Y., GÜLEÇ ÖYEKÇİN D., Karaman H. I. O.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.49, no.3, pp.235-237, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/npa.y6011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-237
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Our aim was to describe a patient with psychogenic movement disorder (PMD) who presented with tremor dominant involuntary movements, as well as to emphasize the clinical features important for establishing a correct diagnosis. A 48-year-old man presented to our outpatient neurology clinic with gait and speech disturbance. He had jerky, tremor-like involuntary movements occurring during gait, voluntary movements and/or at rest. The involuntary movements of the patient, who benefited from risperidone treatment and supportive interviews, substantially disappeared. Since PMDs are complex disorders, a multidisciplinary approach with cooperation of neurologistand psychiatrist is needed for proper diagnoses and treatment. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2012; 49: 235-237)