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Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders 

Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders
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Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders
Author(s):

Anthony B. Ward

, Michael P. Barnes

, Sandra C. Stark

, and Sarah Ryan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550524.003.0021
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date: 18 October 2019

Parkinson’s disease 334

Principal features 336

Medical management 338

Rating scales 340

Treatment of symptoms in Parkinson’s disease 342

Issues in service delivery 346

Dystonia 348

Huntington’s disease 350

In the last 30 years there have been huge improvements in the drug therapy of Parkinson’s disease so that in the early stages disability and handicap are kept to a minimum. However, in the later stages there is a less satisfactory response to dopaminergic therapy and major problems of disability and handicap can arise. Thus, Parkinson’s disease is still a major rehabilitation challenge, often to the geriatric rehabilitation team....

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