Movement Disorders Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780811003
  • ISBN-13: 9780780811003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 618 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Basic consumer health information about the symptoms and causes of movement disorders, including parkinson disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia, myoclonus, spina bifida, dystonia, essential tremor, choreatic disorders, huntington disease, tourette syndrome, and other disorders that cause slowed, absent, or excessive movements.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to Movement Disorders.
1: Anatomy of the Brain: How the Brain Controls the Body’s Movements.
2: Bones, Muscles, and Joints: What they do and how they Move.
3: Types of Movement Disorders.
4: Common Symptoms of Movement Disorders.
5: Parkinson Disease.
6: Understanding Parkinson Disease (PD) and its Symptoms.
7: Parkinson Plus Syndromes (PPS).
8: The Genetics of PD.
9: Pain in PD.
10: PD: Treatments and Research.
11: Deep Brain Stimulation for PD.
12: Complementary and Alternative Medicine and PD.
13: Choosing the Right Doctor if you have PD.
14: Treating PD: The Role of the Patient.
15: Five Frequently Asked Questions about Hospitalization for PD.
16: Nutrition and PD.
17: Can Exercise Reverse Symptoms of PD?.
18: Voice Treatment for People with PD-Associated Speech Difficulties.
19: Driving and PD.
20: Employment with PD.
21: Helping your Children Cope with your PD.
22: Other Hypokinetic Movement Disorders: Slowed or Absent Movements.
23: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
24: Cerebellar or Spinocerebellar Degeneration.
25: Cerebral Palsy.
26: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.
27: Muscular Dystrophy.
28: Multiple Sclerosis.
29: Myasthenia.
30: Myoclonus.
31: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
32: Rett Syndrome.
33: Spina Bifida.
34: Spinal Cord Injury and Disease.
35: Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
36: Other Types of Hypokinetic Movement Disorders.
37: Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Excessive or Unwanted Movements.
38: Dystonia.
39: Tremor Disorders.
40: Choreatic Disorders.
41: Huntington Disease (HD).
42: Movement Disorders during Sleep.
43: Neuroacanthocytosis and Neurodegeneration.
44: Spastic Paraplegia.
45: Tourette Syndrome.
46: Other Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders.
47: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Disorders.
48: Neurological Tests and Procedures Used to Diagnose Movement Disorders.
49: Working with your Doctor.
50: Managing Spasticity.
51: Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injections for Treatment of Muscle Spasticity.
52: Treating Spasticity in Children and Adolescents.
53: Treating Tremor.
54: Dystonia Treatments.
55: Plasmapheresis May be Used to Treat Movement Disorders.
56: Physical Strategies for Improving Movement Disorder Symptoms.
57: Vocal Cord Paralysis and its Treatment.
58: What the Future Holds: Stem Cell Research for Neurological and Movement Disorders.
59: Living with Movement Disorders.
60: Making Choices about Everyday Care.
61: Dressing with Ease, Style, and Comfort.
62: Assistive Technology Can Help People with Movement Disorders Live More Independently.
63: Coping with Chronic Illness and Depression.
64: Caring for Someone with a Neurological Disorder.
65: Parenting a Child with a Movement Disorder: Special Concerns.
66: Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities.
67: Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity.
68: Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Movement Disorders.
Directory of Agencies that Provide Information about Movement Disorders.