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Glossary for Psychogenic Movement Disorders

  • Athetosis: Slow, continuous, involuntary writhing movements. Usually the hands and feet are involved but the face, tongue, neck and other muscle groups may also be involved.
  • Bradykinesia: A medical term used to describe slow execution of movements and the ability to adjust the body's position is reduced.
  • Chorea: Any disorder causing involuntary movement or spasms.
  • Dystonia: Muscle problems causing movement disorders
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Tics: Involuntary muscle twitches
  • Tremor: Involuntary trembling most commonly of the hands.

 

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