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Genetics Home Reference: task-specific focal dystonia by Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 9:40am On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed December 2012 What is task-specific focal dystonia? Task-specific focal dystonia is a movement disorder tha ... Read on »
FDA Approves Xeomin® A Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)To Treat Cervical Dystonia by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 2:11pm Dystonia has been a hard to diagnose disease at times and other times can be confused with other disorders.  The link below goes back a short post on how Botox gave a grandmother her voice back.  In addition deep brain stimulation has been used to treat dystonia and now it appears Botox may even be a simpler treatment and the FDA has a ... Read on »
Record 100 Dystonia Cases Won by Social Security Disability Representative by 1888PressRelease Posted Mon 28 Jan 2013 7:05am (1888PressRelease) Dystonias are little-known, even to neurologists, and can be diagnosed by clinical means only, which makes them extremely difficult SSA disability cases to win. Medically, they are placed in the same category as Parkinson's, but of different etiology.  On December 12th, Frederick A. Johnson, President of Disability Inc ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: Partington syndrome by Posted Thu 30 May 2013 4:31pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed May 2013 What is Partington syndrome? Partington syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes intellec ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
Drug-Induced Movement Disorders: ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 29 Mar 2009 3:40pm Drug-Induced Movement Disorders: A Clinical Review 30 mar 2009--The use of dopamine receptor-blocking drugs (DRBD) may result in a variety of acute or tardive involuntary movements. Acute-onset movement disorders arising from initiation or escalation of the dose of drugs that block dopamine receptors (primarily D 2 receptors) include dystonia, ... Read on »
Autism and Redheads: The Canaries in the Epidemic Part 1 by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 22 Jun 2010 12:00am By Teresa Conrick I am a redhead, as many know, and my severely autistic daughter, Megan, is as well.  Over the years I have read articles, studies, blogs and historical accounts about autism, and it occurred to me that there seemed to be a noticeable number of redheads who also had an autism diagnosis.  For example: Tim ... Read on »
Autism, Hospitals and the Belly of the Beast by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Oct 2011 12:00am By Teresa Conrick My daughter, Megan, diagnosed sixteen years ago with Autism, has had an intense twelve months of.medical symptoms.  I call them "symptoms" but they really are clues as to the true nature of her diagnosis of autism.  It began last Fall with seizures, unusual, hormone-related, monthly ones, that had progressed ... Read on »
Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease and More? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 10:29pm This is an amazing new area and there are real success stories.  We all do wonder though where will the future lie with this technology.  After watching what DBS does for Parkinson's and Dystonia, it’s a miracle.  There are also more videos on You Tube that show individuals turning off the device and they immediately revert back to where they wer ... Read on »