Movement Disorders

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Childhood movement disorders
Epidemiology of movement disorders
Gait disorders
Hemifacial spasm
Movement disorder emergencies
Movement disorders associated with autoimmune encephalitis
Neuro-ophthalmology of movement disorders
Neurochemical and functional imaging of movement disorders
Parkinson disease
Posttraumatic movement disorders
Rating scales of movement disorders
Stiff-person syndrome

Parkinsonism in Idiopathic Disorders

ALS-like disorders of the Western Pacific
Corticobasal degeneration
Dementia in Parkinson disease
Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification
Multiple system atrophy
Progressive supranuclear palsy
Progressive supranuclear palsy: cognitive and behavioral changes
Tauopathies with dementia and parkinsonism
Wilson disease

Parkinsonism in Acquired Disorders

Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Nocturnal Movement Disorders

Benign sleep myoclonus of infancy
Paroxysmal dyskinesias
Periodic limb movements
Restless legs syndrome
Sleep and cerebral degenerative disorders
Sleep bruxism
Sleep starts
Sleep-related leg cramps
Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder

Ataxia & Tremor

Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration
Essential tremor
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3
Wilson disease

Chorea & Tics

Chorea in childhood
Huntington disease
Paroxysmal dyskinesias
Sydenham chorea
Tourette syndrome
Wilson disease

Drug-Induced Movements

Acute drug-induced movement disorders
Drug-induced parkinsonism
Tardive dystonia

Other Hyperkinetic Disorders

Benign sleep myoclonus of infancy
Cervical dystonia
Dopa-responsive dystonia
Limb dystonia
Oromandibular dystonia
Peripheral dystonia
Primary dystonia
Spasmodic dysphonia
Tardive dyskinesia

Treatment Information

Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders
Neurodegenerative disorders: treatment with neurotrophic factors

Related Topics

Basal ganglia: functional anatomy and neuropharmacology
Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification
Motor control of movement disorders
Movement disorders associated with infection
Psychogenic (functional) movement disorders
Sleep and parkinsonism
Sleep bruxism


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Neurotrophic factor GDNF is an important regulator of dopamine neurons in the brain
Feb 15, 2017
In an article published in the Journal of Neuroscience, University of Helsinki researchers establish that GDNF is an important physiological regulator of the functioning of the brain's dopamine neurons. This knowledge is crucial for developing new treatments for diseases associated with some type of disorder in the function of the dopamine neurons, and specifically in the dopamine transporter.
Cellular quality control process could be Huntington disease drug target
Feb 13, 2017
A Duke-led team found that the master control for chaperone production, called HSF1, was being destroyed in Huntington disease due to the presence of abnormally high levels of the chemical modifier CK2. As a result, neurons die due to their inability to produce sufficient levels of the beneficial chaperones.
New clues on the base of Parkinson disease and other synucleinopathies
Jan 25, 2017
In two studies published in the advance online edition of Cell Systems, researchers explain how they used a suite of novel biological and computational methods to shed light on the question of how alpha-synuclein misfolding relates to the growing number of genes implicated in Parkinson disease. The analysis produced networks that map out how alpha-synuclein is related to other Parkinson genes through well-defined molecular pathways.
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Mioclonos (Spanish)
Restless legs syndrome
Sindrome de las piernas inquietas (Spanish)
Tourette syndrome


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