1. Distinguishing Clinical Features of Hyperkinetic Disorders

  1. Alberto Albanese MD1 and
  2. Joseph Jankovic MD2
  1. Alberto Albanese MD1 and
  2. Joseph Jankovic MD2

Published Online: 24 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346183.ch1

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

How to Cite

Albanese, A. and Jankovic, J. (2011) Distinguishing Clinical Features of Hyperkinetic Disorders, in Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment (eds A. Albanese and J. Jankovic), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346183.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333527

Online ISBN: 9781444346183

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Keywords:

  • hyperkinetic disorders;
  • hypo- and hyperkinetic syndromes;
  • voluntary movement loss;
  • motor control abnormalities;
  • tremor;
  • dystonic tremor;
  • chorea, lack of rhythmicity;
  • myoclonus;
  • psychiatric morbidity;
  • suppressibility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical background

  • Phenomenology and classification

  • Clinical examination and medical recording

  • References