Gestes antagonistes in psychogenic dystonia

Mov Disord. 2004 Mar;19(3):331-2. doi: 10.1002/mds.10628.


We report on a patient with psychogenic craniocervical dystonia who had complete amelioration of her dystonia using typical gestes antagonistes. This exceptional case underlines the lack of specificity of these maneuvers for organic dystonia when confronted with more obvious clinical clues.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Brain Injuries / complications
  • Dystonic Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Dystonic Disorders / etiology
  • Dystonic Disorders / therapy
  • Female
  • Gestures*
  • Humans
  • Posture
  • Touch