Dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary spasms and muscle contractions that induce abnormal movements and postures of one or more parts of the body.
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation
Founded to support research towards the cause of and cure for dystonia, this organization’s web site provides basic information about the disorder; most of the site is devoted to information about the foundation itself.
BEBRF Blepharospasm Pages
An excellent resource for information about blepharospasm, a form of dystonia characterized by sustained, forced, involuntary closing of the eyelids.
This section of the We Move web site provides an overview of dystonia, FAQs, a list of advocacy/support organizations, and more.
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Recently reorganized, the Foundation offers a great deal of useful information about dystonia, treatment, support, research, etc.
The Dystonias
This fact sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke discusses what the dystonias are, symptoms, classification, treatments, research, and resources.
International Dystonia On-Line Support Group Web Site
The home of an international chat group for people with dystonia, this web site also includes basic information about dystonia and related links.
National Spasmodic Torticollis Association
Spasmodic torticollis (ST) is a form of dystonia characterized by intermittent or sustained contractions of the muscles around the neck which control the position of the head. The Association’s website provides information about the disorders, news, support groups, a message board, links, and related information.
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