Movement Disorder News and Research

Latest Movement Disorder News and Research

Effective management of insomnia begins with recognition and adequate assessment

Effective management of insomnia begins with recognition and adequate assessment

Dopamine in the brain plays a key role in how we make choices

Dopamine in the brain plays a key role in how we make choices

First home-testing device for phenylketonuria (PKU) patients

First home-testing device for phenylketonuria (PKU) patients

Deep brain stimulation could help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms on both sides of the body

Deep brain stimulation could help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms on both sides of the body

Pregnant women are at higher risk for restless legs syndrome

Pregnant women are at higher risk for restless legs syndrome

Organ transplant recipients infected with West Nile virus develop more severe neurological illness

Organ transplant recipients infected with West Nile virus develop more severe neurological illness

New screening tool prevents wrong patients from receiving Parkinson's surgery

New screening tool prevents wrong patients from receiving Parkinson's surgery

Clinical trial established that two drugs, levodopa and pramipexole, are both viable initial treatments for Parkinson's disease

Clinical trial established that two drugs, levodopa and pramipexole, are both viable initial treatments for Parkinson's disease

Requip significantly reduces periodic leg movements in patients with restless legs syndrome

Requip significantly reduces periodic leg movements in patients with restless legs syndrome

Botox approved as treatment for severe underarm sweating

Botox approved as treatment for severe underarm sweating

Specialists work to overcome Huntington's disease

Specialists work to overcome Huntington's disease

Closer to understanding the function of a protein linked to an inherited form of the movement disorder dystonia

Closer to understanding the function of a protein linked to an inherited form of the movement disorder dystonia

Antiepileptic drug Levetiracetam may help patients with Parkinson's disease

Antiepileptic drug Levetiracetam may help patients with Parkinson's disease

New treatment for Tourette Syndrome, patients experience significant resolution of symptoms following brain surgery

New treatment for Tourette Syndrome, patients experience significant resolution of symptoms following brain surgery