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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

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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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