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Movement Disorders

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195133790
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863730 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.06
Movement Disorders

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This chapter covers five movement disorders: Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tic disorders, Huntington's disease, and essential tremor. These disorders demonstrate many of the most common challenges encountered in the epidemiologic investigation of movement disorders. Each section includes a description of the disease, followed by a review of descriptive studies (disease incidence, prevalence, and mortality studies), and discussion of genetic and environmental risk factors for the disorder. At the end of each section, directions for future studies are discussed.

Keywords: movement disorders; Parkinson's disease; dystonia; tic disorders; Huntington's disease; essential tremor; incidence; prevalence; mortality; risk factors

Chapter.  16966 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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