Journal of Psychological Abnormalities

Journal of Psychological Abnormalities
Open Access

ISSN: ISSN: 2471-9900

Abdelnour LH

Abdelnour LH
Department of Acute Medicine, Pindefields General Hospital,
Aberford Rd Wakefield WF1 4DG
United Kingdom

  • Review Article
    Functional Neurological Disorder Presenting as Stroke: A Narrative Review
    Author(s): Abdelnour LH and El-Nagi FAbdelnour LH and El-Nagi F

    Functional neurological symptom disorder (FNSD) represents one of the disorders that are continuously being revised by the diagnostic and statistical manual of disease (DSM) due to the lack of certainty of some of its clinical characteristics. In the last 5th edition (DSM5), 7 subtypes have been proposed, but not all of them potentially present as stroke mimics. Though both FNSD and stroke are common in clinical practice, the prevalence of functional stroke is not well-known. The diagnosis of FNSD does not rely on the mere absence of medical explanation, but on active demonstration of symptom incompatibility with a medical disorder. In this narrative review, we explore the literature on the prevalence of functional stroke, its clinical presentation and the validated clinical signs of incongruity, the risk factors and cultural differences of clinical presentation and differentiation of.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2471-9900.1000159

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