Movement Disorders

People living with neurologic movement disorders have difficulty controlling voluntary movement. They may have disordered or excessive movement (e.g., a tremor or a tic), slowness, or a lack of movement (e.g., Parkinson’s disease). Movement disorders include ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, Shy-Drager syndrome, myoclonus, Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, restless legs syndrome, Rett syndrome, spasticity, tardive dyskinesia/dystonia, tics/Tourette’s syndrome, and Wilson’s disease.
Movement Disorder Society
The web site of this professional organization includes information about the society and its goals, conferences, publications, grants, etc.
The Parkinson’s Institute
The Institute is a not-for-profit organization conducting patient care and research activities in the neurological specialty area of movement disorders. The web site includes information about movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease, and information about the organization.
We Move
Based at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, this organization’s web site offers patient and professional information about the different movement disorders, support and advocacy organizations, conferences, links, and educational services for health care providers.
What are Movement Disorders?
A long, one-page overview of the different kinds of movement disorders from the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Neurology.
Related Subjects
Conductive Education
Huntington’s Disease
Neurological Disorders
Parkinson’s Disease
Rett Syndrome
Tourette’s Syndrome
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