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viernes, 12 de octubre de 2018

Functional Neurological Disorder

EMOttawa
EMOttawa - By: Miguel Cortel - October 11, 2018
"Definitions:

  1. Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS)
    1. Patient complaints and symptoms for which no medical etiology is identified
  2. Somatic Symptom Disorder
    1. Somatic symptoms that are distressing to a patient for at least 6 months
    2. Importantly, patients have disproportionate and excessive thoughts and behaviours towards these symptoms
  3. Functional Symptom
    1. Another term for MUPS commonly used in all specialties
    2. Every specialty sees patients with functional symptoms, for example:
      1. Cardiology – non-cardiac chest pain
      2. Gastroenterology – IBS
      3. Rheumatology – fibromyalgia
  4. Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
    1. Previously conversion disorder
    2. Term for a constellation of functional symptoms that are neurologic in nature
    3. DSM 5 updated criteria will be explained below"