Movement Disorders

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Movement Disorders

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 Things I’ve Learned From My Disorder: Relationships and Happiness

Throughout the last few months I have had to learn to cope with this strange disorder. I am at the point now in my life where I can say that I hate everything about the disorder.

Functional Movement Disorder

A functional movement disorder means that there is abnormal movement or positioning of part of the body due to the nervous system not working properly (but not due to an underlying neurological disease).

Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders is the leading journal on Parkinson's disease, neurodegenerative & neurodevelopmental disorders & abnormalities in motor control.

Movement Disorders Centre

Our centre focuses on treatment of patients with neurological movement disorders, including Parkinson Disease, Dystonia, Tremor, Torticollis and many related diseases.

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation

The Foundation is the only organization solely dedicated to finding the cause and a cure for blepharospasm and Meige. It is a volunteer non-profit organization that relies entirely on public and private charitable donations.

Canadian Movement Disorder Group

To support a network of Movement Disorder Clinics across Canada to provide the appropriate facilities to treat patients with movement disorders, and to conduct clinical research trials in movement disorder patients.

FND Hope

We have joined forces with others in a global network to advocate best practices for ethical patient centered care for FND. We aim to change how functional symptoms are understood and defined globally and work in a concerted manner to advocate for the men, women, and children who have had their lives turned upside by physical and often debilitating functional symptoms. FND Hope and affiliates provide current information and dispel biased stereotypes and myths.

International Essential Tremor Foundation

The mission of the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is to provide global educational information, services, and support to children and adults challenged by essential tremor (ET), to their families and health care providers, as well as to promote and fund ET research.

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Patient information covering various disorders.


The term "movement disorders" refers to a group of nervous system (neurological) conditions that cause you to have abnormal voluntary or involuntary movements, or slow, reduced movements.


Imagine if parts of your body moved when you didn't want them to. If you have a movement disorder, you experience these kinds of impaired movement. Dyskinesia is abnormal uncontrolled movement and is a common symptom of many movement disorders. Tremors are a type of dyskinesia. Nerve diseases cause many movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. Other causes include injuries, autoimmune diseases, infections and certain medicines. Many movement disorders are inherited, which means they run in families.

Merck Manual

Every body movement, from raising a hand to smiling, involves a complex interaction between the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), nerves, and muscles. Damage to or malfunction of any of these components may result in a movement disorder. Different types of movement disorders can develop, depending on the nature and location of the damage or malfunction...

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