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How can I tell if someone I know may have a form of dystonia?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
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In brief: Get formal eval

Dystonia is basically sustained muscle contractions causing unusual postures of the neck, face, or limbs, though even frequent blinking (blepharospasm) or a strained voice (spasmodic dysphonia of the vocal cords) are forms of dystonia.
If there are concerns about possible dystonia, try to see a neurologist. Dystonia is somewhat rare, and most doctors outside neurology are unfamiliar with it.

In brief: Get formal eval

Dystonia is basically sustained muscle contractions causing unusual postures of the neck, face, or limbs, though even frequent blinking (blepharospasm) or a strained voice (spasmodic dysphonia of the vocal cords) are forms of dystonia.
If there are concerns about possible dystonia, try to see a neurologist. Dystonia is somewhat rare, and most doctors outside neurology are unfamiliar with it.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
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In brief: Visit a Neurologist

This is best evaluated by a neurologist as there are different types of dystonia.

In brief: Visit a Neurologist

This is best evaluated by a neurologist as there are different types of dystonia.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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