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Functional weakness: clues to mechanism from the nature of onset.

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BACKGROUND: Functional weakness describes weakness which is inconsistent and incongruent with disease. It is also referred to as motor conversion disorder (DSM-IV), dissociative motor disorder (ICD-10) and 'psychogenic' paralysis. Studies of aetiology have focused on risk factors such as childhood adversity and life events; information on the nature and circumstance of symptom onset may shed light on the mechanism of symptom formation. AIM: To describe the mode of onset, associated symptoms ...

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10.1136/jnnp-2011-300125

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
83
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-69
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
Source identifiers:
175835
Language:
English
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uuid:a7db19d1-1487-44e3-a02a-0db31bb5b952
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pubs:175835
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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