Update on Treatments for Dystonia
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- Bragg, D.C. & Sharma, N. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep (2014) 14: 454. doi:10.1007/s11910-014-0454-8
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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.