Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders (Oxford Specialist Handbooks)

Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders (Oxford Specialist Handbooks)

Mark J Edwards, Maria Stamelou, Niall Quinn, and Kailash P Bhatia

Print publication date: Jan 2016

ISBN: 9780198705062

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

In some ways, movement disorders are amongst the most obvious of neurological disorders; without any special examination techniques beyond simple observation, most movement disorders can be readily appreciated. But how can one take these basic observations and translate them into diagnostic formulations, appropriate investigation, and even treatment? In a specialty where there are few diagnostic tests, and where lists of differential diagnoses of the six main movement disorders seem to expand every week, how does the clinician approach the patient with a movement disorder? This book is designed to guide the reader through this process. This book attempts to build a route from careful targeted history taking and examination through to appropriate investigation and practical treatment advice. Although focus has been kept on the commoner movement disorders, in particular Parkinson’s disease, it has also been ensured that the book is comprehensive by including details of rarer movement disorders, highlighting their clinical features and explaining when they should be considered in the differential diagnosis.