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Doctor insights on: Rhythmic Movement Disorder In Adults

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What leads to a rhythmic movement disorder?

What leads to a rhythmic movement disorder?

Many: Many causes like parkinsonism, some essential tremors etc. Diagnosis is mostly by clinical examination. ...Read more

Dr. Shawn Cassady
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Movement Disorder (Definition)

These are a category of diseases that focus around either too much or too little movement. Some are benign such as a benign essential tremor, and some are quite serious ...Read more


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I am 40yrs old and suffer from rhythmic movement disorder for over 30 yrs. It is starting to really interfere with my life and sleep. Any advise?

I am 40yrs old and suffer from rhythmic movement disorder for over 30 yrs. It is starting to really interfere with my life and sleep. Any advise?

RMD: I don't know what you've tried. Trials of tricyclics or benzodiazepines can be helpful. Behavioral therapy and hypnosis have also proven helpful and CPAP in cases where sleep apnea is present. The Requip (ropinirole) class of meds has not been shown to offer any relief. I hope this helps. Seeing a sleep specialist with a neurological or psychiatric background is likely to be most helpful. ...Read more

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What kind of movement disorders occur?

What kind of movement disorders occur?

Movement: Depends on where they r occurring & in what. Please clarify. In general, involuntary one occur in neurological disorders such as parkinson disease, or induced by medications such as antipsychotics. ...Read more

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How can we alternatively treat movement disorders?

How can we alternatively treat movement disorders?

Coenzyme q10: It depends which type of disorder. Coq10 has been used for Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Has any one ever heard of functional movement disorder?

Has any one ever heard of functional movement disorder?

ClassicPsychoSomatic: Meaning mind-body; always inseparable, though many (including many Docs) choose to believe they are separable. Why? Though fundamental to all of life, underlying human/mind issues considered too complex &/or threatening. Study: https://www. Bcm. Edu/healthcare/care-centers/parkinsons/conditions/psychogenic-movement-disorders for small intro; focus on the issues/situations which FMD alters for clues. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Movement disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Movement disorder?

Movement disorders: These are a category of diseases that focus around either too much or too little movement. Some are benign such as a benign essential tremor, and some are quite serious such as Huntingtons disease. ...Read more

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Are there exercise guidelines for people with movement disorders?

Are there exercise guidelines for people with movement disorders?

Exercise: Yes, depending on muscles involved & location of defect. ...Read more

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Is there a medical condition known as abnormal movement disorder?

Is there a medical condition known as abnormal movement disorder?

Non-specific: A doctor can make such a diagnosis but will want to know more about what is causing it, where in the nervous system is it located, what does it resemble, etc, and thus how to treat it. We start with history and examination then get tests for a more specific diagnosis. Treatment and response are best when the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you've seen anyone who experienced a movement disorder after intense exercise?

Can you tell me if you've seen anyone who experienced a movement disorder after intense exercise?

Movement disorder: I would find that extremely unlikely in an otherwise healthy person. If this is something happening on a frequent basis then that should be evaluate further by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of a stereotypic movement disorder?

Has anyone heard of a stereotypic movement disorder?

Just a descriptor: Stereotypic just describes how well it fits into a particular category. Someone with essential, parkinsonian or rubral tremor may have a more or less stereotypical tremor depending on how well it fits with a classical description. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is stereotypic movement disorder?

Could you explain what is stereotypic movement disorder?

Stereotypic movement: Stereotypic movement disorder is a condition in which a person engages in repetitive, often rhythmic, but purposeless movements. Sometimes these movements can result in physical injury, as they may include head banging, biting nails or other body parts, self-hitting, skin-picking, mouthing of objects, etc. It most often affects kids with neurological disorders, and can increase with stress, etc. ...Read more

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What are the complications of stereotypic movement disorder?

What are the complications of stereotypic movement disorder?

Stereotypic movement: The outlook depends on the cause. If its due to drug use they usually go away with stopping drugs. Long term stimulant abuse may lead to longer periods of movement. If they are due to head injury they may be permanent. The movements usually do not progress to other disorders. They may cause difficulty with normal social functioning. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes limb movement disorder?

What causes limb movement disorder?

Varies: This is a difficult question to answer as the causes for seizure vary with age. In infants, birth injury, hemorrhages, metabolic derangements, and genetic epilepsies are more common. Other types of epilepsy can begin in the first two decades of life. Brain injury, brain tumors, genetics, medications/illicit drugs are all common causes of seizures. ...Read more

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What is "stereotypic movement disorder"?

What is "stereotypic movement disorder"?

Stereotypic movement disorder: The symptoms include the following. It is more common in boys than girls and the cause is unknown. It must. Cause distress or risk of harm. Naltrexone may be of some benefit. Biting self
hand shaking or waving
head banging
hitting own body
mouthing of objects
nail biting
rocking.
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002515
stereotypic movement disorder. ...Read more

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What is a "movement disorder specialist?

What is a "movement disorder specialist?

A neurologist: A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist who has typically done extra fellowship training for diagnosis and treatment of advanced parkinson's, essential tremor, dystonia, huntingtons disease and other movement disorders. ...Read more

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What leads to stereotypic movement disorder?

Many diseases: Exact mechanism for stereotype moments is not well understood, some diseases like tremors, psychogenic movement, parkinsonism etc. ...Read more

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How do we diagnose stereotypic movement disorder?

Stereotypies: The best way to diagnose is to observe.
Stereotypic movements defined as involuntary, coordinated, repetitive, often rhythmic, nonreflexive, and occur in the same fashion, must be present for at least 4 wks and interfere with normal activity. ...Read more

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Can atypical antipsychotics cause movement disorders?

Can atypical antipsychotics cause movement disorders?

Yes: Although less commonly than the older typical antipsychotics, atypical antipsychotics can be associated with movement disorders including akathisia (motor restlessness), dyskinesias (acute and tardive), dystonias, parkinsonianism, tremor, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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What happens to people with stereotypic movement disorder?

What happens to people with stereotypic movement disorder?

Depends on the case: It depend on the disorder. The most common is tics which is usually seen in young adults and is usually self limited. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where what a movement disorder specialist does?

Does anyone know where what a movement disorder specialist does?

See details: It is a neurologist who deals with disorders of movement. ...Read more

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Please help! I have movement disorders, possible ptsd. Help!?

Please help! I have movement disorders, possible ptsd. Help!?

Call a Mental health: Clinic and ask to speak with someone who specializes in ptsd. They will be able to help you to work on the trauma. Ask if someone at the clinic does emdr it can be extremely helpful. ...Read more

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Will taking 60 mg. Of cymbalta (duloxetine) for several years cause me to end up with a movement disorder?

Will taking 60 mg. Of cymbalta (duloxetine) for several years cause me to end up with a movement disorder?

You mean for sure?: You need to educate yourself about the different classes of psychotropic medications & their mechanisms of action. The drugs most likely to cause dyskinesias or dystonias are the neuroleptics (phenothiazines etc). Recent data suggest the risk with Cymbalta (duloxetine) is ~1 in 200. Personally, I doubt it's even that high. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have epilepsy or movement disorder?

How do I know if I have epilepsy or movement disorder?

Neuro evaluation: Epilepsy is the clinical condition of a tendency for seizures. Seizures are difficult to define and may need a detailed eeg exam. Movement disorders are very complex. A good neurologist should be able to distinguish with careful history, examination, and appropriate studies. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic motor tic disorder and movement disorders?

One of many!: Professionals use the term movement or motor disorders to identify a group of neurological disorders with a common denominator: they all have some kind of abnormal movements. Persistent or chronic tic disorder is only one of these movement disorders. Individuals with this disorder have one or several persistent tics for at least one year. Usually, this conditions starts before 18 years of age. ...Read more

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What is a periodic limb movement disorder?

What is a periodic limb movement disorder?

PLMD RESTLESS LEG: Plmd is repetitive twitchings or kicking usually q 20 -40 sec. Of lower extremities during sleep which patients are unaware of. In RLS there is acreeping or crawling sensation when reclining, followed by kicking, streching the extremities, so sleep problem follows. ...Read more

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How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

How is periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) acquired?

Unknown: Mostly unknown but some genetic link is suspected in some patients. It can be associated with iron deficiency, renal failure etc. ...Read more

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My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?

My boyfriend seems to have periodic limb movement disorder. However, we don't have health insurance. Anything we can do?

Search online: Regardless of supreme court ruling, just b/c you don't have health insurance doesn't mean you can't get (good) health care. Search online for free health clinics, etc. Sorry for the self-advertising but this "no insurance" question has come up enough times that I put together a short page on my website pointing towards sites that offer free (or low cost) healthcare, medications & possibly tests. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do if my husband has periodic limb movement disorder and I don't get any sleep?

Is there anything I can do if my husband has periodic limb movement disorder and I don't get any sleep?

Sleep: Anything which helps regulate his sleep may improve the situation (avoid caffeine and more than one drink of alcohol after 3pm, regular sleep, avoid stress or shift work), as well as serotonin foods 30min prior to bedtime (dark chocolate, almonds, glass of milk, banana, dried cherries). A difficult problem to get in check for most. ...Read more

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How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

How common is periodic limb movement disorder?

Fairly common: Read more about it @

http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/guide/periodic-limb-movement-disorder. ...Read more