Functional disorders in the Neurology section of ICD-11: A landmark opportunity

Neurology. 2014 Dec 9;83(24):2299-301. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001063.


Functional disorders are one of the most common diagnoses in neurologic practice, but this is not reflected in current classification systems. The 11th revision of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) in 2017 offers an opportunity for these disorders to appear within both neurologic and psychiatric categories for the first time. We discuss the rationale for this proposal and highlight the potential benefits for health professionals and patients.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • International Classification of Diseases*
  • Mental Disorders / classification*
  • Nervous System Diseases / classification*
  • Neurology*
  • World Health Organization