Dyskinetic Movement Disorders

Sarah Pirio Richardson and Mark Hallett

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI:
Dyskinetic Movement Disorders

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Chapter 28 discusses dyskinetic movement disorders, including dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, tics, stereotypies and tardive dyskinesia, all of which can manifest at any point in the life cycle but may present as late-onset disorders. Hyperkinetic movement disorders may also manifest in the elderly patient as an isolated symptom (e.g., blepharospasm), or as part of a neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Huntington disease). Also discusses is polypharmacy in the elderly, also identified as a potential etiology of hyperkinetic movement disorder as dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, and tardive dyskinesia have all been reported to be due to a variety of medications.

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Subjects: Neurology

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