A new predictive model can discriminate between functional and non-functional movement disorders


  • Numerous associated features can reliably discriminate between hyperkinetic functional and non-functional movement disorders.

Why this matters

    Functional movement disorders are difficult to diagnose. The factors identified here could assist clinicians in identifying functional movement disorders earlier which could ultimately lead to a reduction in referral rates and medical costs. Most importantly, early diagnosis could result in earlier treatment and better long-term outcomes.