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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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Dr. Shawn Cassady
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Movement Disorder (Definition)

Movement disorder is a clinical finding that refers to a large group of disorders where there is some abnormality in movement, either too much, too little, or ...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 leads to stereotypic movement disorder?

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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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 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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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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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