Impact of neurophysiology service on diagnosis of hyperkinetic movement disorders

Takeaway

  • The majority of individuals referred to specialists for jerky hyperkinetic movement disorders (HMD) have a functional movement disorder (FMD) and a neurophysiology service determined many are initially incorrectly diagnosed.

Why this matters

    Misdiagnosis of HMD is associated with multiple unnecessary referrals and investigations, along with inappropriate treatment, and a neurophysiology service can improve diagnosis accuracy and thus reduce the burden of misdiagnosis.