Functional motor disorders often coexist with other neurological diseases

Takeaway

  • Functional motor disorders may coexist with other neurological disorders in up to 25% of individuals.

Why this matters

    There is a pressing need for rapid and definitive diagnosis of functional motor disorders considering their possible co-existence with other neurological diseases. Correctly identifying the cause of neurological symptoms in these individuals improves access to appropriate treatments and avoidance of unnecessary interventions, such as treatment escalations or second-line therapies.