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Psychogenic movement disorders

Disease definition

Psychogenic movement disorders (PMD) are movement disorders that cannot be attributed to any known structural or neurochemical diseases, but represent the manifestation of an underlying psychiatric illness or malingering. Most cases of PMD fall in the psychiatric diagnostic category of conversion disorders of the motor subtype.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Psychogenic dystonia
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: F44.4
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C3267131
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10072376
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