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166 Possible Causes for Abnormal Involuntary Movement, Anxiety, Facial Grimacing

  • Tics

    Introduction Movement disorders involve impairment of appropriate targeting and velocity of voluntary movements, dysfunction of posture, the presence of abnormal involuntary[pedsinreview.aappublications.org] Anxiety disorders ( p 0.042) and premonitory urge severity ( p 0.005) predicted lower tic reduction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some complex motor tics include: Facial grimacing Touching people or things Obscene gesturing or gyrating movements Like motor tics, vocal tics can be simple or complex.[cedars-sinai.edu]

  • Huntington's Disease

    Motor function was assessed by Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) and by Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale (UHDRS) presurgery and postsurgery for up to 4 years[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nevertheless, “worrying,” which could be part of a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), is often reported in Huntington’s disease patients, although it is mostly limited to[doi.org] grimaces.[patient.info]

  • Chorea Gravidarum

    […] are measured on an Abnormal Involuntary Movements scale.[evidence.nhs.uk] J Anxiety Disord. 2003, 17: 461-478. 10.1016/S0887-6185(02)00206-2.[annals-general-psychiatry.biomedcentral.com] grimaces.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Rheumatic Chorea

    The various clinical signs of rheumatic chorea were scored with MAIMS score (Modified Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale score) which is used for tardive dyskinesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Findings: (case study) 7 year old subject has increased clumsiness and difficulty in handwriting coincident with behavioral abnormalities (compulsive handwashing and separation anxiety[pandasppn.org] The symptoms vary in severity, from mild cases in which there is facial grimacing, restlessness and slight incoordination to severe cases where involuntary movements make[brainfoundation.org.au]

  • Wilson Disease

    […] active hepatitis, cirrhosis, fulminant hepatitis Neurologic disease-dystonia, dysarthria, tremors, involuntary choreiform movements (e.g., features of cerebellar or extrapyramidal[clevelandclinicmeded.com] We report a case of Wilson's disease with chronic liver disease; moreover, in our patient, presenting also with high levels of state anxiety without depression, 99mTc-ECD-SPECT[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs and symptoms of these problems can include clumsiness, tremors, difficulty walking, speech problems, impaired thinking ability, depression, anxiety, and mood swings.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Orofacial Dyskinesia

    Two to three weeks later they were examined for the presence of abnormal involuntary movements and rated with the abnormal involuntary movements scale (AIMS).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Scores on the general psychopathology subscale of the PANSS, which includes symptoms associated with depression and anxiety, consistently predicted patients' negative perceptions[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On day 4 of treatment, she experienced involuntary, rhythmic facial grimacing accompanied by periodic cervical muscular contractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • PANDAS

    , including motor hyperactivity, or abnormal movements, such as choreiform movements (involuntary jerky movements), other combinations of neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as[medicinenet.com] PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year[panda.org.au] Emotional lability, school issues, anxiety, nighttime fears and bedtime rituals, urinary symptoms, cognitive deficits, depression, behavioral regression, deterioration in[symptoma.com]

  • Tourette Syndrome

    Hyperkinetic disorders are characterized by abnormal involuntary movements. These can range from jerks, chorea, and dystonia to tics.[symptoma.com] Parents' HRQoL was assessed using SF-36 and WHOQOL-BREF; anxiety, depression using HADS.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some of the more common tics include: eye blinking and other vision irregularities, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, and head or shoulder jerking.[healthcare.utah.edu]

  • Schizophrenia

    Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS).[oadoi.org] Among the anxiety disorders, the evidence at present is most abundant for an association with obsessive-compulsive disorder.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It involves uncontrollable tongue thrusting, lip smacking, and facial grimacing.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

    Both patients had psychiatric symptoms, central hypoventilation requiring prolonged ventilatory support, seizures, involuntary movements and autonomic instability.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In early phases of the illness, this life-threatening disease is characterized by psychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, obsessions, hallucinations or delusions[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Examination on the day of admission revealed an awake, alert, and interactive male with focal speech production difficulties, asymmetric facial grimace, hyperactive deep tendon[dx.doi.org]

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