Movement Disorders News

Apr 05, 2019
Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments for people with movement and psychia
Recent advances in DBS could lead to treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, and depression.
Feb 05, 2019
Experts propose revising the criteria for diagnosis of Parkinson disease
What is known about the "prodromal" phase of Parkinson disease, and how do measurement and better understanding enable earlier treatment, and even prevention, by the year 2040?
Jan 31, 2019
Expert-based clinical guidelines focus on behavioral symptoms in Huntington disease
Clinicians treating patients with Huntington disease are often not trained to recognize or treat neuropsychiatric symptoms of the disease.
Jan 30, 2019
Emerging evidence of an impending Parkinson disease pandemic identified
Experts discuss reasons for the increasing number of patients with Parkinson disease and the challenges that need to be overcome to prevent and slow down a pandemic.
Dec 26, 2018
Inhaled levodopa for treatment of OFF episodes in people with PD taking carbidopa/levodopa
First and only FDA-approved inhaled levodopa for intermittent treatment of off episodes in people with Parkinson disease taking carbidopa/levodopa.
Dec 17, 2018
Real-time feedback tames Parkinson disease brainwaves
Parkinson disease patients can voluntarily control their brainwaves, represents a new approach toward managing disease-related brain activity.
Dec 04, 2018
A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism
Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain.
Dec 03, 2018
Electrical stimulation device developed for brain treatments without major surgery
Australian researchers have developed a tiny device that electrically stimulates the brain and could one day be used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease without invasive surgery.
Nov 02, 2018
Study says life span normal when Parkinson disease does not affect thinking
Good news for many people with Parkinson disease and their families.
Oct 31, 2018
Study says life span normal when Parkinson does not affect thinking
Study looked at people with Parkinson disease and other types of parkinsonism, such as multiple system atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy.
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