Book Review: Movement Disorders: What Do I Do Now?

Authors: Richard A. Walsh, Robertus M.A. De Bie and Susan H. Fox
Series eds, Lawrence Newman and Morris Levin

Oxford University Press 2013
Review contributed by Raymond Rosales, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
The Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines

October 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. A practical but really a model systematic approach to the disease is where readers will benefit, as clinicians are guided to differential diagnosis, laboratory work-ups and eventual management. One derives a special “treat” on the well formulated tables to address the practical points of the case.
This book is highly recommended to clinicians interested in adult and pediatric neurology, as well as the specialty of movement disorders. Indeed, a handy book that one can easily slip into a gown’s pocket or medical bag.