Synopsis: Pursuit of a learning goal relevant to an aspect of multidisciplinary rehabilitation observed during your practicumNeurologic Deficit Without Apparent Etiology: Importance of Multidisciplinary ApproachBackground: It is a diagnostic dilemma when a patient presents with acute neurologic deficit but without any apparent cause. Such cases call for broad and extensive differential diagnosis, keeping in view both psychiatric and organic causes. Methods: Diagnostic imaging provides a thorough investigative tool to detect any abnormality within the neurological system. When no apparent etiology is detected, multidisciplinary approach must be resorted to. The approach can use psychiatry, neurology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation services.
The need to initiate multidisciplinary approach is further strengthened when tests rule out presence of any organic disorder. Conclusion: In case of neurologic deficit without apparent etiology, when differential diagnosis is broad in nature, multiple disciplines like psychiatry, neurology, medical and social work, can be employed to facilitate right treatment for the underlying, but not apparent, etiology.