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The differential diagnosis of functional from organic forms of motor disability by Tom Alfred Williams

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Published by s.n.] in [Mobile, Ala .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Psychomotor Disorders, diagnosis

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Statementby Tom A. Williams
ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Pagination10 p. ;
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26281269M

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It is important to consider a differential diagnosis between paralysis on an organic basis and paralysis and disability due to psychological mechanisms in people with physical impairment secondary to trauma, without evidence of organic etiology. We review the most dramatic type of conversion disorder (CD)—'Conversion Motor Paralysis'. Association with false (or "give-way") weakness, sensory loss, and pain. Functional disability out of proportion to exam findings. Unresponsiveness to drugs for organic movement disorders. Responsiveness to placebo drugs and suggestion. The main FMD syndromes are functional tremor, functional dystonia, functional gait.   Patients with physical impairment secondary to trauma, without evidence of organic etiology are seldom referred to rehabilitation centers. On those occasions it is important to consider a differential diagnosis between paralysis on an organic basis and paralysis and disability due to psychological by: Written by residents for residents and other healthcare professionals, the fifth edition of DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS IN INTERNAL MEDICINE: THE BOOK OF LISTS is a pocket-sized handbook containing over lists and tables to assist physicians in differential diagnosis. The information is formatted and organized by medical discipline for easy access/5(2).

Other clinical features described in functional blepharospasm are: (1) a sustained asymmetry (only described in the initial phases of organic blepharospasm); (2) changes in pattern and side of predominant eye closure; (3) the association with other ocular symptoms not seen in organic blepharospasm (sudden visual loss, oculogyria, or bilateral ocular convergence) (Fekete et al., ); Cited by: 6. Residual Functional Capacity Form. Patient: _____ SS #: _____ Date of Birth:_____ Dear Doctor:_____ Please respond to the following questions regarding your patients disability. This will be used as medical evidence for a 6ocial ecurity disability claim or a private long6 term disability claim. Functional Lang Disorder. -Results from no known organic or neurologic cause. Also called ideopathic (unknown). -Presumed functional disorders have an origin in faulty learning, environment, habits, emotional problems, and other unknown causes. -Physically healthy, CNS is normal, and speech mechanism is normal. The DSM-IV-TR classifies conversion disorder as one of the somatoform disorders which were first classified as a group of mental disorders in in the DSM III.. The new description of somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 represents a big step forward, because the decision has been made to use, for classification, a positive criterion, namely maladaptive reaction to a somatic symptom, instead.

Differential diagnosis between functional and organic intestinal disorders: Is there a role for non-invasive tests? Francesco Costa, Maria Gloria Mumolo, Santino Marchi, Massimo Bellini. The revised, updated Fifth Edition of this pocket book is a handy reference to consult when making bedside interpretations of clinical data. Remarkably complete for its small size, the book lists nearly symptoms, physical signs, laboratory test results, and radiologic findings and their differential diagnoses/5(13). Differential diagnosis is a different matter for individuals having less severe disabilities that put them at the border of SSI eligibility criteria. For individuals with mild mental retardation, it is vitally important to generate a complete description of signs and symptoms, including diagnosis of comorbid conditions, as well as an accurate assessment of intellectual and functional status. Diagnosis. A diagnosis of a functional neurological disorder is dependent on positive features from the history and examination. Positive features of functional weakness on examination include Hoover’s sign, when there is weakness of hip extension which normalises with .