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Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

Suchowersky, Oksana, Comella, Cynthia (Eds.)

2012, XIV, 288 p. 5 illus. With DVD.

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  • Written by experts
  • Contains valuable video supplements
  • Most-up-to-date and comprehensive

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders is a state-of-the-art resource devoted to disorders characterized by excessive movement.  Organized according to specific disorders or syndromes, each chapter is written by a group of internationally recognized experts. Chapters have been organized by the individual authors to best highlight the salient features of the disorders.  Each chapter features a video accompaniment that provides highly instructive examples of each disorder, offering clinicians an important video-based tool to aid in making correct diagnoses.  The video is on an accompanying DVD and can also be found at www.springerimages.com/Suchowersky.  Without a visual evaluation of the phenomenology, diagnosis of the hyperkinetic disorder is fraught with error.  Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders is a unique and essential new text written for neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, internists, residents and all others interested in movement disorders.  An invaluable resource, it will lead to a better understanding and recognition of the hyperkinetic movement disorders, and that, in turn, will lead to better care for patients.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Choreas - Disorders - Drug-induced - Dystonia - Huntington Disease - Hyperkinetic - Movement - Myoclonus - Paroxysmal Dyskinesias - Psychogenetic Movement Disorders - Surgery - Tourette Syndrome

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Neurology - Surgery

Table of contents 

1.      Pathophysiology of Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders  Benjamin L. Walter, M.D. and Jerrold L. Vitek, M.D., Ph.D.

2.      Huntington Disease and Other Choreas  Aleksandar Videnovic M.D., Kathleen M. Shannon M.D.

3.      Dystonia   Vicki Shenker, MD, Susan Bressman, MD

4.      Tourette Syndrome and the Spectrum of Neurodevelopmental Tic Disorders  Geneviève Bernard MD, MSc, FRCPC ; Paul Lespérance MD;  Francois Richer PhD;  Sylvain Chouinard MD, FRCPC

5.      Myoclonus  Steven E. Lo,1 M.D. and Steven J. Frucht, M.D.2

6.      Paroxysmal Dyskinesias  Bryan Ho, Shyamal Mehta, MD, PhD, Kapil D. Sethi, MD, FRCP

7.      Psychogenic Movement Disorders  Teri R. Thomsen, MD, JD;  Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, FRCPC

8.      Drug-Induced Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders  Pierre J. BLANCHET, MD, FRCPC, PhD

9.      Hyperkinetic Disorders in Childhood  Terence B. Sanger, MD, PhD

10.  Surgery for Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders  Zelma Kiss, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Sarah Furtado, MD, PHD, FRCPC

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