Involuntary Movements: Classification and Video Atlas

ISBN : 9780190865047

Hiroshi Shibasaki; Mark Hallett; Kailash P Bhatia, Stephen G. Reich; Bettina Balint
216 ページ
156 x 156 mm
  • Proposes a new classification of involuntary movements
  • Demonstrates each involuntary movement in videos
  • Discusses pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of common involuntary movements

The neurologic subspecialty of Movement Disorders is complicated with many different entities, making the differential diagnosis difficult. One of the most important aspects of these different entities is their visual appearance. Still photographs do not give sufficient information, but videos like the ones included in this volume can provide dimension, context, and critical information. The variety of visual appearances is wide and seeing many videos is necessary to develop skill in making a diagnosis. Involuntary movements are even more complicated and the adage "seeing is believing" has never been more true. Despite this, few books include videos portraying involuntary movements.
Involuntary Movements: Classification and Video Atlas pairs descriptions of the clinical features of various involuntary movements with video depictions of the involuntary movements in action. In a unique approach, this book considers two aspects of the diagnosis of involuntary movements: the phenomenology - as depicted in approximately 200 video supplements - and the etiology. The book also discusses the current consensus on the classification, pathophysiology, and treatment of each involuntary movement.


Chapter 1 Definition and classification of involuntary movements
Chapter 2 Tremor
Chapter 3 Myoclonus
Chapter 4 Chorea and ballism
Chapter 5 Athetosis and dystonia
Chapter 6 Dyskinesia, motor stereotypies and tics
Chapter 7 Functional movement disorders (psychogenic involuntary movements)
Chapter 8 Sleep-related movement disorders
Chapter 9 Disorders of increased muscle stiffness or overactivity


Dr. Hiroshi Shibasaki is an emeritus professor at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine and served as the President of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology from 2007 to 2010.
Dr. Mark Hallett is the former President of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.
Dr. Stephen G. Reich is the Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Kailash Bhatia is a Professor of Clinical Neurology in the Sobell Department of Movement Neuroscience at the Institute of Neurology, University College London.