Movement Disorders

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Childhood movement disorders
Epidemiology of movement disorders
Gait disorders
Hemifacial spasm
Imaging of movement disorders
Movement disorder emergencies
Movement disorders associated with autoimmune encephalitis
Neuro-ophthalmology 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
Ataxia
Essential tremor
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3
Tremors
Wilson disease

Chorea & Tics

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

Drug-Induced Movements

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

Other Hyperkinetic Disorders

Akathisia
Benign sleep myoclonus of infancy
Blepharospasm
Cervical dystonia
Dopa-responsive dystonia
Limb dystonia
Myoclonus
Opsoclonus-myoclonus
Oromandibular dystonia
Peripheral dystonia
Primary dystonia
Spasmodic dysphonia
Stereotypies
Tardive dyskinesia

Treatment Information

Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders
Entacapone
Levodopa
Neurodegenerative disorders: treatment with neurotrophic factors
Pramipexole
Rasagiline
Risperidone
Ropinirole
Rotigotine
Selegiline
Tolcapone

Related Topics

Basal ganglia: functional anatomy and neuropharmacology
Catatonia
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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Transcranial stimulation and/or physical therapy improves walking speed in Parkinson disease
Jun 27, 2017
Transcranial direct current stimulation and physical therapy could be used alone or in combination to improve walking speed and step length in patients with Parkinson disease according to a study published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
Jun 21, 2017
Researchers have identified structural changes in 2 genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome. These were deletions in the NRXN1 gene or duplications in the CNTN6 gene. The study is published in the journal Neuron.
Genetic modifier for Huntington disease progression identified
Jun 20, 2017
A team of researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses -- MSH3. The study was reported in Lancet Neurology.
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Mioclonos (Spanish)
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Sindrome de las piernas inquietas (Spanish)
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