Treatment of Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are a group of neurologic conditions characterized phenomenologically by slowness and paucity of movement (hypokinetic disorders) or abnormal excessive involuntary movements (hyperkinesias). The hypokinetic movement disorders are exemplified by Parkinson disease and other parkinsonian disorders. Hyperkinetic movement disorders include tremors, dystonia, tics, chorea, athetosis, ballism, stereotypy, and akathisia. Ataxia, gait disorders, and spasticity are also often included among movement disorders.
Source: Neurologic Clinics - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research

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Authors: Małek A, Golińska P Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to show relationship between severity of depressive symptoms and the severity of tics, declared feeling of stigmatization and feelings about the body. METHODS: The study included 13 people with Tourette syndrome and 13 people in a comparative group - matching method, taking into account compatibility of gender, age, number of years of education, and size of the place of residence. The study used: Polish adaptation of the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS), Questionnaire for Measuring Depression (Kwestionariusz do Pomiaru Depresji -K...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2020Source: Neurochemistry International, Volume 138Author(s): Cui Liu, Yan Xue, Mei-Fang Liu, Ying Wang, Lei Chen
Source: Neurochemistry International - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Wang S, Guo P, Feng M, Qian M, Shen X, Wang G PMID: 32447268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
Condition:   Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Trehalose;   Dietary Supplement: Maltose Sponsors:   National University of Malaysia;   DANA IMPAK PERDANA Recruiting
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There is a considerable overlap between Parkinson's Disease Dementia (PDD) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). They present a challenge therapeutically, with regard to morbidity and mortality risk. In particular, symptoms of psychosis in these conditions augur a considerably increased burden.To date, there has been a myriad of prospective, retrospective and case studies examining the use of neuroleptics in the treatment of psychotic symptoms in PDD/DLB. Clozapine has the most robust evidence base however its use is limited by agranulocytosis risk and the associated need for frequent blood count monitoring.
Source: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
There was an interview on BBC Breakfast last week with a detection dog, or, strictly, with someone fromMedical Detection Dogs, accompanied by a detection dog.  Dogs have been used to " sniff out " malaria and Parkinson's, and there are investigations into whether they can be trained to detect COVID-19.There are details of that trial, which involves the University of Durham, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Medical Detection Dogs,on this Government webpage. So what is in the literature?   A PubMed search for detection dog finds some papers, but also a lot about detec...
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PARKINSON'S DISEASE is a progressive neurological condition which tends to affect a person's movement. A tremor is one of the main symptoms associated with the condition. But not all the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are motor - one sign may appear in a person's voice.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Condition:   Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Trehalose;   Dietary Supplement: Maltose Sponsors:   National University of Malaysia;   DANA IMPAK PERDANA Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: Trends in Cognitive SciencesAuthor(s): Carolyn Parkinson, Meng Du
Source: Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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