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Alien hand syndrome

Alien hand syndrome: Introduction

Alien hand syndrome: A condition where a person seems to have no sense of association with their own hand. They feel that the hand is not under their control and moves on its own. Sometimes the patient may be unaware of the hands movements unless it is brought to their attention. The condition can result from a brain injury, stroke or infection or from brain surgery. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alien hand syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Alien hand syndrome

  • Lack of awareness of arm movement or actions
  • Lack of control over arm movement
  • Inability to feel control over hands movements
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Causes of Alien hand syndrome

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Alien hand syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Alien hand syndrome

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders ( more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See more »

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Alien hand syndrome: Rare Types

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More information about Alien hand syndrome

  1. Alien hand syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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