n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Distinguishing neurological from non-organic conditions
|Article Title||Distinguishing neurological from non-organic conditions|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital, 2 Groote Schuur Hospital and 3 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital|
|Publication Date||Mar 2013|
|Pages||80 - 84|
Although neurological conditions may present with specific clinical patterns, practitioners often encounter patients with vague symptom complexes. In this context, a common trap is to assume that the condition is non-organic in origin, thereby possibly missing an important diagnosis. It is easy to be frustrated with such a patient - should they simply be reassured, or should one investigate further?
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