Movement Disorders in Childhood

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  • 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, MD, Professor Neurology, Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders, Director, Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Experts in the field, Drs. Singer, Mink, Gilbert, and Jankovic, fill the gap in the market by offering the only comprehensive text devoted solely to the diagnoses and treatment of all pediatric movement disorders. Discussions of common and rare disorders such as movements that occur in sleep and psychogenic movement disorders and the latest advances and developments in medications keep you apprised of today’s best practices. Each chapter is accessible, illustrated, stylistically uniform, and carefully referenced, making it easy to access the information you need. This brand-new reference is the ideal resource for the seasoned specialist as well as the non-expert clinician. Best of all, Expert Consult functionality gives you convenient access to the full text online - fully searchable, a downloadable image library, and enhanced visual guidance with narrated, diagnostic videos at
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Book information

  • Published: March 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-9852-8

Table of Contents

Basal Ganglia: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology; Classification of Movement Disorders; Diagnostic Evaluation of Children with Movement Disorders; Tic Disorders; Chorea, Athetosis, and Ballism; Dystonia; Myoclonus; Tremor; Parkinson's; Paroxysmal Movement Disorders; Stereotypies; Drug-Induced Movement Disorders; Sleep-Related Movement Disorders; Cerebral Palsy; Ataxia; Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder; Psychogenic Movement Disorders; Appendix: Table of Therapy for Movement Disorders