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Conditions We Treat

The following health information relates to conditions we treat at the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program. Please refer to the following articles on our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) websites:

  • Apraxia: An overview of apraxia, a neurological disorder characterized by the loss of the ability to carry out skilled movements and gestures
  • Ataxia: An overview of ataxia, a family of disorders that affect the parts of the nervous system that control movement
  • Chorea: An overview of chorea, an involuntary movement disorder characterized by brief, irregular muscle contractions that are not repetitive or rhythmic
  • Dystonia: A fact sheet about dystonia, a disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow, repetive movements or abnormal postures
  • Essential tremor (ET): Information about essential tremor (ET) and how it differs from Parkinson's disease
  • Huntington's disease (HD): An overview of Huntington's disease and the genetic test to determine if you have the changed gene
  • Myoclonus (Periodic Limb Movement Disorder): An overview of periodic limb disease (PLMD), a condition in which a person's legs, and sometimes arms, move repetitively and uncontrollably during sleep
  • Parkinson's disease (PD): An overview of Parkinson's disease, including causes, symptoms, treatments, and how Parkinson's disease will affect your life
  • Parkinson-plus syndromes/Atypical parkinsonisms: An overview of Parkinson-plus syndromes, which are a group of neurological conditions that are similar to Parkinson's disease but have unique characteristics, including progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD)
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS): An overview of restless legs syndrome, a disorder where people have an unpleasant sensation in parts of their bodies when they lie down to sleep
  • Tardive dyskinesia: An overview of tardive dyskinesia, a neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of neruoleptic drugs
  • Tourette's disorder: An overview about Tourette's disorder, a hereditary neurological movement disorder that is characterized by repetitive motor and vocal tics
  • Tremor: An overview of tremor, an involuntary, rhythmic muscle contraction that leads to shaking movements in one or more parts of the body
  • Wilson disease: An overview of Wilson disease, an inherited disorder in which excessive amounts of copper accumlate in the body and damage the liver, brain and eyes
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