By Richard A. Walsh, Robertus M.A. de Bie, Susan H. Fox
A part of the "What Do I Do Now?" series, move Disorders makes use of a case-based method of conceal universal and significant issues within the exam, research, and administration of Parkinson's disorder, gait problems, dystonia, and different circulate issues. every one bankruptcy presents a dialogue of the analysis, key issues to recollect, and chosen references for extra examining. For this variation, all situations and references were up-to-date and fifteen new situations were further together with: Genetic trying out in Parkinson's ailment, Dementia with Lewy our bodies, Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome, Botulinum Toxin, Catatonia, and Serotonin Syndrome. flow Disorders is an interesting number of thought-provoking instances which clinicians can make the most of once they come upon tough sufferers. the quantity can also be a self-assessment instrument that checks the reader's skill to reply to the query, "What do I do now?"
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Movement disorders by Richard A. Walsh, Robertus M.A. de Bie, Susan H. Fox