Mini-quiz: Movement Disorders

January 22, 2013

Movement abnormalities and psychiatric symptoms often overlap and exacerbate one another. Can psychopharmacological agents induce movement disorders?

Comorbidity occurs across a broad range of conditions and in a wide variety of circumstances. Can psychopharmacological agents induce movement disorders?

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Answer: True

Discussion:

The overall prevalence of movement disorders associated with psychiatric disorders is unknown and difficult to estimate. However, movement disorders that have a prominent tremor component can be worsened by pharmacological treatment of psychiatric conditions.

For more on this topic, please see "Comorbid Movement and Psychiatric Disorders: Assessment and Treatment," by Gregory M. Pontone, MD, from which this quiz was adapted.