Movement Disorders Book Reviews

Movement Disorders: What Do I Do Now? (Published 2013)

A “cute little yellow book” full of discussion points in a case-based approach of various movement disorders and starting with Parkinson’s disease. The cases where issues are raised are true-to-life patients that physicians encounter in a daily grind of work. Read more.




Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders (Published 2013)

This newly published text edited by Melbourne based Health Movement Disorder Neurologist Professor Iansek and Professor Meg E. Morris, a specialized physiotherapist, is an excellent representation of the need for a multidisciplinary approach to providing best practice care for people living with Movement Disorders.
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Movement Disorders: A Video Atlas (Published 2012)

“Movement Disorders: A Video Atlas” by Roongroj Bhidayasiri and Daniel Tarsy is a good looking book; however, the DVD associated with it makes it more valuable and interesting. Several aspects of movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, chorea, tic disorder, etc. have been well described with case studies which are also available in the DVD. Read more.



Common Movement Disorders Pitfalls: Case Based Learning (Published 2012)

In neurology, and in movement disorders perhaps more than any other neurological subspecialty, clinical vignettes increase learning efficiency by illustrating examples and placing the theoretical concepts into everyday clinical practice. With this in mind, the educational book written by Drs. Espay and Lang is entirely case-based. Read more.



Handbook of Atypical Parkinsonism (Published 2011)

This small, concise book manages to pack in a lot of up-to-date information on the clinical features, genetics, pathology, and management of the atypical Parkinsonisms. It is an important accomplishment, as these disorders are typically only superficially covered in the major textbooks on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. It definitely should appeal to the members of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Read more.



Parkinson’s Treatment: The 10 Secrets to a Happier Life (Published 2012)

This captivating book is narrated throughout in first person by the charismatic co-director of the multidisciplinary Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration at the University of Florida, Prof. Michael Okun, MD. It is amazing that the book is available in over 20 languages on and on Read more.



Movement Disorders: Unforgettable Cases and Lessons from the Bedside (Published 2012)

Convinced that as an instrument of education, “The pen is mightier than the screen”, the Editors have assembled the experiences of 98 distinguished and authoritative colleagues to present their most memorable cases in movement disorders. Read more.



Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders (Published 2012)

There are 52 chapters with more than 1,500 pages and hundreds of figures and photographs, outstanding clinicians on the authors list, all under the umbrella of none other than C. David Marsden. This formidable book made a huge impression when I opened the heavy envelope in which it was delivered. Read more.


Rating Scales in Parkinson's Disease: Clinical Practice and Research (Published 2012)

In this book, the Editors have not only assembled the papers written under the auspices of the Task Force but also went further and included previously unpublished topics and a whole section on methodological issues of rating scales. Read more.



Eminent Neuroscientists: Their Lives and Works (Published 2012)

As a group, I find that neurologists still favor eponyms and disease labels that honor celebrated scientists and clinicians of the past. Whereas movement disorders specialists are not more inclined to use these designations than other neurologists, within our field, we retain such nomenclature as Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, among many others. Read more.



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