Medication prescriptions in 322 motor functional neurological disorder patients in a large UK mental health service: A case control study.
O'Connell N., Nicholson T., Blackman G., Tavener J., David AS.
OBJECTIVE: This study describes medication prescribing patterns in patients with motor functional neurological disorder (mFND) treated in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), comparing outcomes to a control group of psychiatric patients from the same hospital trust. METHOD: This is a retrospective case-control study using a psychiatric case register. Cross-sectional data were obtained from 322 mFND patients and 644 psychiatry controls who had had contact with SLaM between 1st January 2006 and 31st December 2016. RESULTS: A slightly lower proportion of mFND patients received medication compared to controls (76.6% v. 83.4%, OR: 0.59, CI: 0.39-0.89, p