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Movement Disorders Including Parkinson's Disease
Neurological Disorders Care Guides and Patient Resources
Use the resources on this page to extend your care experience.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by degeneration (dysfunction and death) of dopamine-producing cells in the brain.
Huntington's disease (HD) is a degenerative brain disease that leads to uncontrolled movements, mood and behavior changes, and cognitive decline.
Essential tremor (ET) is a chronic condition characterized by involuntary, rhythmic trembling of a body part, most typically the hands and arms but may also affect the head, voice, and legs.
Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions or spasms, frequently causing twisting and other movements or abnormal postures.
Additional Movement Disorders
Get definitions of a variety of movement disorders.
Surgery Options for Neurological Disorders
Neurological disorder patients at Duke are evaluated and reviewed before being considered for surgical intervention. Surgery can include both standard and novel forms of treatment, and long-term follow-up is critical.
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Updated: Dec. 9, 2010
Published: May 17, 2010