Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443079412

Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders

1st Edition

Text with DVD

Authors: Stanley Fahn Joseph Jankovic Stanley Fahn Joseph Jankovic
Hardcover ISBN: 9780443079412
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 7th September 2007
Page Count: 672

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This practical, clinical reference from the two leading movement disorder experts focuses on the problems of diagnosing and managing all movement disorders. It features descriptions of the disorders, rating scales for clinical research, neurochemistry, clinical pharmacology, genetics, clinical trials, and experimental therapeutics. An accompanying 2-hour videotape contains several hundred video clips with narration that illustrates the manifestations of various movement disorders and their differential diagnoses.

Key Features

  • Uses a reader-friendly format, with diagrams, photographs, and tables, to make reference quick and easy.
  • Includes a CD-ROM containing several hundred video clips with voice narration, keyed to the text, to help you diagnose movement disorders.
  • Gives you just the information you need for the clinical approach to diagnosis and management, with minimal emphasis on basic science.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of basal ganglia (Jenner)

Chapter 2. Overview of movement disorders (Fahn)
(definitions, categories, phenomenology, assessments)

Chapter 3. Diagnostic evaluations of movement disorders (Jankovic)


Chapter 4. Concept, clinical features and DDx of parkinsonism (Jankovic)

Chapter 5. Cause(s) of Parkinson's disease (Jenner)

Chapter 6. Medical treatment of PD (Fahn)

Chapter 7. Surgical treatment of PD (Jankovic)

Chapter 8. Treatment of non-motor problems of PD (Fahn)

Chapter 9. Parkinsonism-plus syndromes (Jankovic)

Chapter 10. Gait disorders (Hallett)

Chapter 11. Stiff-person syndrome, spasticity and other syndromes of continuous motoneuron activity (Hallett)


Chapter 12. Dystonia (Fahn)

Chapter 13. Treatment of dystonia (Jankovic)

Chapter 14. Huntington's disease (Jankovic)

Chapter 15. Chorea, Ballism and Athetosis (Jankovic)

Chapter 16. Tics (Jankovic)

Chapter 17. Stereotypies (Jankovic)

Chapter 18. Tremor and Myorhythmia (Jankovic)

Chapter 19. Drug-induced Mov. Disord. incl Tardive Dyskinesia Syndromes (Fahn)

Chapter 20. Myoclonus and startle syndromes (Hallett)

Chapter 21. Hereditary ataxias (Hallett)

Chapter 22. Paroxysmal dyskinesias (Fahn)

Chapter 23. Peripheral and Miscellaneous Movement Disorders (includes restless legs and abdominal dyskinesias) (Hallett)

Chapter 24. Wilson's disease (Jankovic)

Chapter 25. Psychogenic movement disorders (Fahn)


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About the Author

Stanley Fahn

Affiliations and Expertise

H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology and Director Emeritus, Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, The Neurological Institute, New York, NY

Joseph Jankovic

After receiving his MD degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1973, Dr. Jankovic completed medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City, where he was selected as the Chief Resident and also obtained additional training in movement disorders with Stanley Fahn, MD. In 1977 he joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and became a founder and director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, which has since been recognized as a "Center of Excellence" by the National Parkinson Foundation and the Huntington Disease Society of America. Promoted to a full professor of Neurology in 1988, Dr. Jankovic currently holds the endowed Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders.

One of the founders of the international Movement Disorder Society, Dr. Jankovic was elected its 3rd president in 1994. He is an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association, Australian Association of Neurologists, French Neurological Society, European Federation of Neurological Societies, and the International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Society. Selected as a “Great Teacher” by the National Institute of Health, Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many other honors including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Movement Disorders Research Award, sponsored by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, presented by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, the Tourette Syndrome Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award, the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award.

Listed in Highly Cited Researcher (, Dr. Jankovic had been principal investigator in over hundred clinical trials and his pioneering research on drugs for parkinsonian disorders and hyperkinetic movement disorders, including botulinum toxin and tetrabenazine, has led to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Jankovic has published over 900 original articles and chapters, and edited or co-edited over 50 books and volumes, including several standard textbooks such as “Neurology in Clinical Practice”, “Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders”, and “Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders”. He has been a member of numerous editorial boards including Neurology, Movement Disorders, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Neurology Medlink, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Neurotherapeutics, Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, PeerJ, and other journals. Dr. Jankovic has co-directed the annual course “A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders”, in Aspen, Colorado since 1990. Invited as a key note speaker and an endowed lecturer in many national and international institutions and organizations, Dr. Jankovic has directed or lectured in annual AAN courses, MDS-sponsored Congresses as well as other international meetings. Dr. Jankovic has mentored numerous fellows and other trainees many of whom have become leaders in the field of neurology and movement disorders.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Jankovic is a fellow of the AAN and an active member of many other professional organizations. He is current or past member of numerous scientific and medical advisory boards of national foundations including the Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders (WE MOVE), Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, International Tremor Foundation, Tourette Syndrome Association, and the World Federation of Neurology Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. Dr. Jankovic has also served on the executive scientific advisory board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the National Parkinson Foundation Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board. The Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, Listed in US News and World Report’s "Top Doctors", Who’s Who in the World, and other Who’s Who references (; full CV available on request).

Affiliations and Expertise

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Stanley Fahn

Affiliations and Expertise

H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology and Director Emeritus, Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, The Neurological Institute, New York, NY

Joseph Jankovic

Affiliations and Expertise

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