Functional Movement Disorder

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What is Functional Movement Disorder?

Functional Movement Disorder (FMD) is characterized as an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of symptoms related to movement. The terminology and definition of FMD remains a subject of controversy, as there is a lack of agreement within the medical community about this condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with Functional Movement Disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Functional Movement Disorder

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
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Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Catapres TTS patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Functional Movement Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Functional Movement Disorder

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Double vision (diplopia) 4 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Loss of fine motor skills
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Functional Movement Disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
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Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Functional Movement Disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Mania
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Catapres TTS patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Itchy skin Rash or skin problems
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Functional Movement Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Functional Movement Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 1
40s 4
50s 6
60s 2
70+ 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

95% Female
5% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from Functional Movement Disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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