Movement Disorder Genetics

  • Susanne A. Schneider
  • José M. Tomás Brás

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Clinical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dena G. Hernandez, Andrew B. Singleton
      Pages 19-34
    3. Maria Stamelou, Kailash P. Bhatia
      Pages 35-64
    4. José M. Tomás Brás
      Pages 65-74
    5. Sasja Heetveld, Patrizia Rizzu, Peter Heutink
      Pages 75-105
    6. Gregor Kuhlenbäumer
      Pages 107-123
    7. Susanne A. Schneider, Kailash P. Bhatia
      Pages 125-146
    8. Ruth H. Walker, Dobrila D. Rudnicki, Russell L. Margolis
      Pages 147-167
    9. Jessica B. Lennington, Gianfilippo Coppola, Thomas V. Fernandez
      Pages 169-189
    10. Knut Brockmann, Hendrik Rosewich
      Pages 191-211
    11. Mario Manto, Daniele Marmolino
      Pages 213-233
    12. Stephan Klebe, Mathieu Anheim
      Pages 235-261
    13. Sarah Wiethoff, Kailash P. Bhatia, Henry Houlden
      Pages 263-291
    14. Petr Dusek, Daniela Zahorakova
      Pages 293-330
    15. Eva C. Schulte, Juliane Winkelmann
      Pages 331-351
    16. Rebecca Schüle, Ludger Schöls
      Pages 353-383
    17. Russell Lewis McLaughlin, Kevin Patrick Kenna, Orla Hardiman
      Pages 385-409
    18. Josef Finsterer, Salma Majid Wakil
      Pages 411-430
  3. Technical and Scientific Aspects of Genetic Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Dirk Hadaschik, Yasmin Singh, Saskia Biskup
      Pages 451-462
  4. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Genetic Testing in the Clinical and Research Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Pascal Borry, Davit Chokoshvili, Emilia Niemiec, Louiza Kalokairinou, Danya F. Vears, Heidi Carmen Howard
      Pages 481-497
    3. Ida Ngueng Feze, Shahad Salman, Yann Joly
      Pages 499-519
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 521-530

About this book


This book covers recent developments and possible pitfalls in the diagnosis of genetic movement disorders and related conditions. It is divided into three sections: technical and scientific aspects; clinical aspects with guidance towards work-up; and ethical and legal aspects of genetic testing in a clinical and research setting.  

The first section includes chapters on genetic analysis and counselling with critical discussion of potential problems when interpreting the results. Clinical chapters summarize genetic forms of movement disorders including parkinsonism, tics and dystonia with algorithms for hands-on daily practice. Related conditions such as RLS, ataxias and dementias are also covered. Finally, chapters on ethical and legal aspects of genetic testing are included.    

Movement Disorder Genetics is aimed at clinicians and scientists working in the field of movement disorders and related conditions.  


Dementia genetics Familial dementia Familial movement disorder Genetic ataxia Genetic chorea Genetic counselling Genetic movement disorder Hereditary spastic paraplegia genetics Parkinson disease genetics Parkinsonian disorder genetics Restless legs genetics Tic disorder genetics genetic cerebellar disease genetic dystonia movement disorder genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Susanne A. Schneider
    • 1
  • José M. Tomás Brás
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity Hospital KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Department of Molecular NeuroscienceUniversity College London, Institute of NeurologyLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17222-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17223-1
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