Movement disorders appear as a symptom in a psychiatric disorder, as a side effect of drugs, as psychogenic movement disorders and as neurological or other somatic diseases.
As a symptom of psychiatric diseases, you can think of stereotypes in, for example, autism, catatonia in severe depression, or bradykinesia in depression.
Movement disorders caused by drugs are described above and are very common. Psychogenic movement disorders are part of conversion disorders and are also called functional disorders.
This website provides information about the movement disorders related to a psychiatric disorder or to the medications with which the psychiatric disorder is treated. The information is aimed at practitioners inside and outside mental health care.
Movement disorders such as primary neurological disorders, or Parkinson’s disease, are not discussed. In addition to movement disorders, these neurological diseases often have all kinds of psychiatric symptoms.
Within the movement disorders, neurology and psychiatry are strongly linked.