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Attention in Parkinson’s Disease Mimicking Suggestion in Psychogenic Movement Disorder
Jong Sam Baik
J Mov Disord. 2012;5(2):53-54.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14802/jmd.12012
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The various reported psychogenic movement disorders (PMDs) include tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, gait disorder, Parkinsonism, tics, and chorea. Although it is not easy to diagnose PMDs, several features such as distractibility, entrainment, suggestion and placebo trial are quite helpful to diagnose. Especially, distractibility or suggestion is a good tool to do in outpatient clinic easily. We describe a patient with parkinsonian features which were improved by internal suggestion to focusing attention. Initially, we suspected her diagnosis as PMDs; however she was confirmed with organic Parkinson’s disease later.

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