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Movement disorders sourcebook; basic consumer health information about the symptoms and causes of movement disorders..., 2d ed.

9780780810341

Movement disorders sourcebook; basic consumer health information about the symptoms and causes of movement disorders..., 2d ed.

Ed. by Amy L. Sutton.

Omnigraphics, Inc.

2009

645 pages

$93.00

Hardcover

Health Reference Series

RC376

This resource aimed at general readers contains basic health information about the symptoms, causes, types, diagnosis, and treatment of movement disorders in children and adults. It consists of documents and excerpts drawn from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and periodicals, such as the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. It includes a separate section on Parkinson's disease, and discussion of hyperkinetic or hypokinetic disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia, myoclonus, spina bifida, dystonia, essential tremor, choreatic disorders, Huntington disease, Tourette syndrome, and those caused by spinal injury. Information is also given on surgical and nonsurgical treatments, physical therapies, strategies for independent living, tips for spouses, caregivers, and parents, legal issues, and Social Security benefits.

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