Disorders of Movement

A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Davide Martino
  • Alberto J. Espay
  • Alfonso Fasano
  • Francesca Morgante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
    Pages 1-47
  3. Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
    Pages 49-95
  4. Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
    Pages 97-153
  5. Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
    Pages 155-205
  6. Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
    Pages 207-263
  7. Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
    Pages 265-303
  8. Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
    Pages 305-359
  9. Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
    Pages 361-435
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 437-448

About this book

Introduction

The prevalence of all movement disorders among the general population has been estimated to be about 25%; they are thus among the most common neurological conditions. Although the past 25 years have witnessed outstanding growth in knowledge on the phenomenology and basic mechanisms of movement disorders, they are often still perceived as highly challenging by neurologists, physicians, and medical students.

This concise but comprehensive book will help interested readers in the health care professions to navigate their way through the jungle of movement disorders, including the potentially complex differential diagnosis and management. The different disorders are discussed in individual sections that explain how to examine the patient and recognize the disorder from its basic phenomenology, how to confirm a diagnosis, how to distinguish a particular disorder from related conditions, and how to treat each disorder effectively. The book makes liberal use of diagrams, algorithms, tables, summary boxes, and illustrations to facilitate solution of clinical problems at the bedside and to solidify previously learned clinical and therapeutic concepts. It will be of interest to a broad audience of health professionals, scientists, and medical students.     

Keywords

Neurological Disorders Movement Disorders Clinical and Therapeutical Concepts Differential Diagnosis Phenomenology

Authors and affiliations

  • Davide Martino
    • 1
  • Alberto J. Espay
    • 2
  • Alfonso Fasano
    • 3
  • Francesca Morgante
    • 4
  1. 1.Neurology DepartmentKing’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Neurology DepartmentLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Associate Professor of Neurology, James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement DisordersUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Division of NeurologyUniversity of Toronto Division of NeurologyTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Dept of Clinical & Experimental MedicineUniversity of Messina Dept of Clinical & Experimental MedicineMessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48468-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48466-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48468-5
  • About this book
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