Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

, 14:454

Update on Treatments for Dystonia

Movement Disorders (M Okun, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11910-014-0454-8

Cite this article as:
Bragg, D.C. & Sharma, N. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep (2014) 14: 454. doi:10.1007/s11910-014-0454-8
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  1. Topical Collection on Movement Disorders


Oral medication, botulinum toxin injections, and deep brain stimulation are the current mainstays of treatment for dystonia. In addition, physical and other supportive therapies may help prevent further complications (eg, contractures) and improve function. This review discusses evidence-based medical treatment of dystonia with an emphasis on recent advances in treatment. We will also review the current treatment approaches and suggest ways in which these therapies can be applied to individuals with dystonia.


DystoniaTreatmentMedicationDeep brain stimulation

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.CharlestownUSA