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Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol. 100 (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

This volume provides valuable insights into hyperkinetic disorders related mainly to basal ganglia and pathology. It is divided into comprehensive chapters that encompass a broad and diverse group of diseases and syndromes that are characterized by abnormal, involuntary movements.

Clinicians will find a plethora of information, including extensive discussions of choreoathtoid diseases like Huntington’s. Additional chapters focus on topics including, but not limited to, spinocerebellar degenerations, neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation, immune-related chorea, cancer-related paraneoplastic syndromes, myoclonus, essential tremor, dystonia, tartive dyskinesia, and tics and stereotyped movements in children.

Advancements in treatment protocols for these syndromes and diseases are also presented. Each chapter serves as an authoritative reference on its topic, making this handbook ideally suited for neurology and psychiatry residents, practicing neurologists and psychiatrists, and specialists in movement disorders.

Neuroscience research workers

Hardbound, 768 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52014-2


  • SECTION 1 - Choreoathetoid Diseases and Syndromes:

    1. Huntington’s disease - clinical signs, symptoms, pre-symptomatic diagnosis and diagnosis

    2. Huntington’s disease

    3. Molecular biology of Huntington’s disease

    4. Huntington’s disease - neuropathology

    5. Huntington’s disease - look-alikes

    6. Spinocerebellar degenerations

    7. Neuroacanthocytosis

    8. Dentatorubral pallidoluysian atrophy

    9. Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation

    10. Movement disorders and mitochondrial disease

    11. Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration

    12. Benign hereditary chorea

    13. Senile chorea

    SECTION 2 - Immune Related Chorea:

    14. Sydenham’s chorea

    15. Chorea gravidarum

    16. Antiphospholipid sydrome and other lupus related movement disorders

    SECTION 3 - Vascular Related Chorea:

    17. Hemiballismus

    18. Vascular chorea in adults and children

    19. Polycythemia and chorea

    SECTION 4 - Metabolic Disturbances:

    20. Hyperthyroid chorea

    21. Hyperglycemic non-ketotic states and other metabolic imbalances

    SECTION 5 - Chorea in Other Medical Settings:

    22. Postoperative encephalopathy with choreoathetosis

    23. Movement disorders in patients with multiple sclerosis

    24. Paraneoplastic syndromes causing movement disorders

    25. Hyperkinetic movement disorders associated with HIV and other viral infections

    26. Chorea caused by toxins

    27. Drug-induced hyperkinetic movement disorders by non-neuroleptic agents

    SECTION 6 - Other Syndromes:

    28. Paroxysmal choreodystonic disorders

    29. Painful legs and moving toes

    SECTION 7 - Athetosis:

    30. Birth-related syndromes of athetosis and kernicterus

    SECTION 8 - Myoclonus:

    31. Myoclonus

    32. Startle syndromes

    SECTION 9 - Essential Tremor:

    33. Essential tremor

    34. Management of essential tremor including medical and surgical approaches

    35. Orthostatic tremor - a review

    SECTION 10 - Dystonia:

    36. Early-onset primary dystonia

    37. Adult-onset dystonia

    38. Non-primary dystonias

    39. Dopa responsive dystonia

    40. Rapid-onset dystonia-Parkinsonism

    41. Myoclonus dystonia syndrome

    SECTION 11 - Tardive Dyskinesia:

    42. Typical and atypical neuroleptics

    43. Epidemiology of tardive dyskinesia before and during the era of modern antipsychotic drugs

    44. Unusual focal dyskinesias

    SECTION 12 - Tics:

    45. Stereotypic movement disorders

    46. Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders

    SECTION 13 - Other Syndromes:

    47. Restless legs syndrome

    48. Hemifacial spasm

    49. Wilson’s disease

    50. Task-specific tremor

    51. Hyperkinetic psychogenic movement disorder


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