Movement Disorders

  • Gerald S. Golden
Part of the Topics in Pediatrics book series (TIPE)


Movement disorders in children share the unifying characteristics of abnormalities of movement, posture, and tone, but encompass a broad range of conditions. The underlying pathophysiological processes involve the extrapyramidal system, and by custom this category excludes diseases primarily manifesting ataxia, spasticity, and muscle atrophy.


Movement Disorder Essential Tremor Tardive Dyskinesia Huntington Disease Tourette Syndrome 
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Additional Reading

  1. Gbeau, A. (ed.), 1981, Disorders of Movement, J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia.Google Scholar
  2. Gsden, C. D., 1982, The mysterious motor function of the basal ganglia: The Robert Wartenberg Lecture, Neurology 32: 514–539.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald S. Golden
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, The Health Science CenterUniversity of Tennessee, MemphisMemphisUSA

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