[Functional gait disorders]

Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1992 May 30;122(22):833-41.
[Article in German]


The spectrum of hysterical or functional gait disorders in 47 patients is discussed. Some patients experience a single episode or a transient monoparesis of one leg, but there are patients who are left with a chronic paraplegia. To characterize neurological symptoms for which no organic origin can be demonstrated, we prefer the term "functional". The reasons for using this term are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Gait*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Movement Disorders / etiology
  • Movement Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Movement Disorders / psychology
  • Paralysis / physiopathology
  • Paraplegia / physiopathology
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / physiopathology*