Book Review: Disorders of Movement

Authors: Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, Francesca Morgante
Publisher: 2016 Springer

Disorders of Movement: A Guide to Diagnosis and TreatmentReview contributed by Esther Cubo MD, PhD
Neurology department, Hospital Universitario Burgos, Burgos, Spain

April 2016



“Disorders of Movement: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment,” written by Davide Martino, Alberto J. Espay, Alfonso Fasano, and Francesca Morgante, is a helpful resource providing information about differential diagnosis and management. This book will be of interest to a broad audience of health professionals, scientists, and medical students.

It consists of 8 chapters and include different aspects such as:

  • how to recognize different movement disorders
  • how to distinguish from related disorders
  • how to reach a diagnosis
  • how to treat

In this book these chapters are discussed by using diagrams, algorithms, tables and illustrations, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of movement disorders.

The authors address the book in a style and text that is easy to understand, and pays detailed attention to the phenomenology of the disorders. This book will be of invaluable to clinicians working in movement disorders and those encountering people living with movement disorders in their clinical practice.​


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