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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 

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Journal article


Gen Hosp Psychiatry

Publication Date





94 - 102


Conversion disorder, Functional motor disorder, Functional neurological disorder, Polypharmacy, Psychosomatics, Adult, Aged, Analgesics, Opioid, Anticonvulsants, Antidepressive Agents, Case-Control Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Male, Mental Health Services, Middle Aged, Motor Disorders, Nervous System Diseases, Practice Patterns, Physicians', Prescriptions, Psychotropic Drugs, Retrospective Studies, Somatoform Disorders, State Medicine, United Kingdom