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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)

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 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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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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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, esp. physicians, choose to believe that they are separable because, 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 introduction & focus on issues/situations which FMD changes. ...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