Living Well with Dystonia

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Living Well with Dystonia

SKU# 9781936303953

A Patient Guide

Author: Daniel Truong MD

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Description 

Dystonia doesn’t have to rule your life. This empowering and encouraging resource, written for dystonia patients and their families and caregivers,provides an overview of a variety of dystonias including cervical dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia, blepharospasm, and writer’s cramp, and the breadth oftreatment options available. The authors also offer practical advice for improving quality of life and managing pain and other symptoms. This updatedsecond edition includes expanded discussions of new medications, chemodenervation with botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation, genetic breakthroughs, andother areas.

Written by three acclaimed neurologists with perspectives from patients that illuminate and inform, Living Well with Dystonia will help you:

  • Understand your specific dystonia and how it progresses
  • Determine the best treatment approaches
  • Alleviate symptoms with rehabilitation exercises
  • Address the ‚Äúhidden symptoms,‚Äù such as social embarrassment

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 14, 2016
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303953

About The Author(s) 

Daniel Truong, MD

is a neurologist specializing in movement disorders. Dr. Truong was recently elected as president of the International Association for Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. He lectures worldwide and has published numerous scientific articles, chapters, and several books. He was instrumental in pioneering use of botulinum toxin for dystonia and other neurologic disorders.

Table of Contents 

Contents

Foreword

Preface to Second Edition

Preface

Acknowledgments

A Tribute to Mattie Lou Koster

1 Introduction

2 Overview of Dystonias

3 Genetics of Dystonias

4 Causes of Dystonias

5 Blepharospasm and Meige Syndrome

6 Spasmodic Dysphonia

7 Writer’s Cramp and Occupational Dystonias

8 Paroxysmal Dystonias

9 Generalized Dystonias

10 Pharmacologic Treatment

11 Chemodenervation/Botulinum Toxin

12 Deep Brain Stimulation

13 Cervical Dystonia or Spasmodic Torticollis

14 Coping

15 Rehabilitation Exercises

Epilogue

Resources

Glossary

Index