Gait and its assessment in psychiatry

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  1. lexis

    lexis Member

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    Abstract
    Gait reflects all levels of nervous system function. In psychiatry, gait disturbances reflecting cortical and subcortical dysfunction are often seen. Observing spontaneous gait, sometimes augmented by a few brief tests, can be highly informative. The authors briefly review the neuroanatomy of gait, review gait abnormalities seen in psychiatric and neurologic disorders, and describe the assessment of gait.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2922365/
     
  2. mariange

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    And given that some psychiatric conditions can also be caused by nutritional / energy metabolism problems, it wouldn't surprise me to find many people who's gait improves with better eating.

    I know personally that I was an extremely clumsy kid (eating a terrible SAD diet), which led me to shy away from sports. I'm much better now and have a lot more confidence in moving my body through space.
     
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