Functional neurological symptoms have been observed in young people globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting with rapid onset of complex motor and vocal tic-like behaviours. Dr Davide Martino (Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada) discusses the rise in tic-like behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic and what registry studies taught us about interventions of these disorders.
The presentation entitled ‘Functional Neurological Symptoms in the Time of COVID-19: Learning From Tic-like Behaviours’ was discussed at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting, April 2-7, 2022.
- Could you tell us a little about the rise in tic-like behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What have registry studies taught us about the clinical features and causes of these behaviours?
- What interventions have proved useful in treating these disorders?
- What are your take home messages?
Disclosures: Davide Martino has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.
Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media. Interview conducted by Katey Gabrysch.
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