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

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

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1
From the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences (J.S.) and Psychiatry (A.C.), University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK; the Human Motor Control Section, Medical Neurology Branch (M.H.), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; the Department of Neurological Sciences (D.B.), Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; and Imperial College Healthcare (R.S.), Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK. Jon.Stone@ed.ac.uk.
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From the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences (J.S.) and Psychiatry (A.C.), University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK; the Human Motor Control Section, Medical Neurology Branch (M.H.), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; the Department of Neurological Sciences (D.B.), Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; and Imperial College Healthcare (R.S.), Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
25488992
PMCID:
PMC4277679
DOI:
10.1212/WNL.0000000000001063
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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