Key Features

Includes online access to the complete contents of the book, fully searchable, including all of the book’s illustrations, 58 narrated videos of actual patients and their disorders, and abstracts to Medline at expertconsult.com

Discusses neurobiology, classification, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment, making this a one-stop-shop for all you need to know to diagnose and treat any child with any movement disorder.

Offers expert guidance and detailed coverage on today’s hot topics, including movements that occur in sleep, drug-induced movement disorders in children, and psychogenic movement disorders to help you better treat whatever you encounter.

Addresses developmental, paroxysmal, hyperkinetic and hypokinetic, and other movement disorders, offering complete, comprehensive coverage.

Presents chapters based on clinical symptomology and disease with specific therapy guidance at the end of each chapter.

Uses illustrations and a logical organization throughout, making reference a snap.

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9780323248884
Electronic ISBN:
9781455711307
Print ISBN:
9780750698528
Electronic ISBN:
9781437723274

About the authors

Harvey S. Singer

Harvey S. Singer, M.D. is currently the Haller Professor of Pediatric Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He graduated from Western Reserve University School of Medicine, did his pediatric training in Chicago and Cleveland, and his pediatric neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, after which he remained on the faculty. Clinical research interests include movement disorders, especially Tourette syndrome, proposed autoimmune disorders, and stereotypic movements. His translational research-oriented laboratory focuses on autoimmune mechanisms in autism, PANDAS, the neurobiology of tics, and the pathophysiology of stereotypic movements in animal models. He has been the recipient of many federal and private grants. Dr. Singer has authored numerous original articles, chapters, and two books. He is the first recipient (2013) of the Child Neurology Society’s Blue Bird Clinic Training Program Directors award.

Donald Gilbert

Donald Gilbert, MD, earned his Bachelor of Arts at Princeton University, where he majored in philosophy. He subsequently earned his MD at the University of Michigan and spent a year at the National Institutes of Health as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar. Dr. Gilbert did his pediatrics and neurology training at John Hopkins in Baltimore and is board certified in neurology with special competence in child neurology. Dr. Gilbert has an MS in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan. At Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Gilbert directs the Movement Disorders and Tourette's Syndrome Clinics, which specialize in evaluation and pharmacologic treatment of tics, chorea, tremor, dystonia, stereotypies, ataxia, and other movement disorders http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/m/movement/default/. Dr. Gilbert directs or participates in a number of single and multi-center studies into causes and treatments of Tourette's syndrome. Dr. Gilbert also does research into cortical inhibition and neuroplasticity mechanisms in childhood at the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/n/neurology/labs/gilbert-wu/research/ at Cincinnati Children's.