About the book
Movement disorders are neurologic conditions that results in balance problems as well as incoordination of movements that hinder normal voluntary muscle control. Mostly these movements are involuntary; though sometimes voluntary, these movements are usually slower than voluntary movements and seem to be purposeless. Causes of movement disorders are extensive, from vascular, infection, traumatic, tumors, autoimmune, metabolic, etc. This varies according to the age of the patient and co-morbidities. Effective management plan should be tailored accordingly to the etiological cause. This includes different useful algorithms which help in early diagnosis and initiate treatment in an early stage of the disease.
There are many movement disorders e.g. Ataxia, Dystonia, Chorea, Athetosis, Spasticity, Akinesia, Dyskinesia, Huntington's disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Parkinson's disease, Tourette syndrome, and Tremors.
In this book, we aim to present a current overview of different movements disorders from an updated perspective, while highlighting the new diagnostic utilities and management strategies.