Movement Disorders in Childhood


  • Harvey S. Singer, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Jonathan Mink, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Donald Gilbert, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Joseph Jankovic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Movement Disorders in Childhood, Second Edition provides the most up-to-date information diseases and disorders affecting motor control, an important area of specialization within child neurology.

Over the past several decades, advances in genetics, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and other areas of neuroscience have provided new understanding of the underlying etiologies and mechanisms of these conditions as well as new opportunities for more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

This new edition builds upon the success of the first edition, with comprehensive scientific and clinical updates of all chapters. In addition, there are new chapters on hereditary spastic paraplegia, quantitative motor assessments, autoimmune disorders, and movement disorders in the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders ADHD, OCD, autism. Additional materials are provided on the latest in drug treatments, computer based strategies for genetic diagnosis, and helpful videos for phenomenology. 
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Neurologists, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, clinical researchers interested in pediatric neurology


Book information

  • Published: November 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-411573-6

Table of Contents

Section 1  Overview
1. Basal Ganglia Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology
2. Cerebellar Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Plasticity
3. Classification of Movement Disorders
4. Diagnostic Evaluation of Children with Movement Disorders
5. Motor Assessments

Section 2  Developmental Movement Disorders
6. Transient and Developmental Movement Disorders in Children

Section 3  Paroxysmal Movement Disorders
7. Tics and Tourette Syndrome
8. Motor Stereotypies
9. Paroxysmal Dyskinesias

Section 4  Hyperkinetic and Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
10. Chorea, Athetosis, and Ballism
11. Dystonia
12. Myoclonus
13. Tremor
14. Ataxia
15. Parkinsonism
16. Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Section 5  Selected Secondary Movement Disorders
17. Inherited Metabolic Disorders Associated with Movement Disorders
18. Movement Disorders in Autoimmune Diseases      
19. Movements that Occur in Sleep
20. Cerebral Palsy
21. Movement Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Conditions
22. Drug-Induced Movement Disorders in Children
23. Functional Movement Disorders

Appendix A:   Drug Appendix
Appendix B:   Search Strategy for Genetic Movement Disorders
Appendix C:   Video Atlas