Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders

Dr Mark Edwards, Prof Niall Quinn, Prof Kailash Bhatia, Oxford University Press 2008.

Movement disorders are a group of neurological conditions that are characterised by problems with movement - either unwanted movements, such as tremors, jerks or twitches, or slowness and poverty of movement. Parkinson's disease is the most common of these conditions, and it affects approximately 1% of the population. Its treatment is complex, but effective, and there have been many recent exciting developments in the field.

Other movement disorders are less common and extremely diverse, so it is difficult for practitioners to become proficient in diagnosing and treating them. This book will help neurologists and other clinicians in the recognition and treatment of this important group of disorders. Written in a concise, easy-to-use handbook format, it should appeal to a multidisciplinary audience. The text is accompanied by a CD Rom with video clips illustrating the different movement disorders.


Clinical diagnosis and management of dystonia

Dr Thomas Warner and Dr Susan Bressman, Taylor and Francis 2007.

Dystonia is perhaps the most misunderstood and least clinically recognised movement disorder. This is because the clinical signs and symptoms manifested in patients with various dystonic disorders are extremely varied.

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Dystonia (a comprehensive, multi author book) leads the reader through all aspects of dystonia, including its phenomenology, etiology and descriptions of its specific and varied forms.

With contributions by experts from both sides of the Atlantic, this text provides the reader with:

1. a comprehensive review of the pathogenesis of dystonia
2. an overview of the classification of the different forms of dystonia
3. a summary of the latest developments in treatment, including pharmacological therapies and the use of botulinum toxin

The final chapters summarise various medical and surgical treatments for dystonia and concludes with how Doctor's can measure dystonia and its effects on quality of life.

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