1. What Is Phenomenology and Why Should We Care?
2. The Approach to the Movement Disorders Patient
3. Typical Parkinson’s Disease Phenomenology
4. Phenomenology of Atypical Parkinsonism
5. Phenomenology of Myoclonus
6. Phenomenology of Tics
7. Phenomenology of Chorea
8. Phenomenology of Tremor
9. Phenomenology of Dystonia
10. Phenomenology of Ataxia
11. The Voice in Movement Disorders
12. “The Eyes Have It”: Saccades and Fixation Defects in Movement Disorders
13. Phenomenology of Gait and Balance
14. Unusual Phenomenologies
15. Movement Disorder Emergencies
16. Very Unusual Phenomenologies
17. Imaging in Movement Disorder Phenomenology
18. Genetics in Movement Disorder Phenomenology
This book presents a comprehensive, practical approach to the evaluation of movement disorders using phenomenological basic principles, new discoveries in phenomenological research, and core values of outpatient neurology.
Movement Disorders Phenomenology begins with an overview of phenomenology and common approaches to movement disorder patients. Subsequent chapters then accurately and concisely relay information on major hypokinetic disorders such as atypical Parkinsonism, idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, cortical myoclonus, and complex motor tics. Expertly written text is further supplemented by patient vignettes at the beginning of select chapter that focus the reader's attention and highlight the urgency of the problem. These high quality videos aid in the astute clinical diagnosis of many movement disorders that are still largely dependent on visual pattern recognition in the clinic. The book closes with a timely discussion on the role of genetics in movement disorders.
Written for the practicing physician, Movement Disorders Phenomenology is an indispensable reference for neurology residents, general neurologists, movement disorders fellows and clinicians, and to any clinician who encounters and evaluates patients in the outpatient arena.
• Presents a comprehensive, practical approach to the evaluation of the full spectrum of movement disorders patients in the office
• Covers all aspects of movement disorders phenomenology, from the basic hypokinetic and hyperkinetic disorders, to advanced topics
• Features videos that aid in the process of diagnosing a patient with external, physical symptoms
• Steven J. Frucht, MDProfessor of NeurologyNew York University School of MedicineDirector, Division of Movement DisordersThe Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement DisordersNYU Langone Health
• Pichet Termsarasab, MDConsultant NeurologistNeurology Division, Department of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Ramathibodi HospitalMahidol UniversityBangkok, Thailand