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Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Arch Neurol. 2009;66(2):279. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2008.569.
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by Mark Edwards, Niall Quinn, and Kailash Bhatia; 312 pp, with illus, $79.50, ISBN 978-0-19-856984-9, Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 2008.

This small handbook with a flexible cover does indeed fit into the pocket of my white coat. It is one of a series of specialist handbooks published by the Oxford University Press to be used for health care professionals and students who diagnose and manage patients with movement disorders. The book is written concisely and has a tremendous amount of useful information in a small amount of space written by authorities in the field. There are sections on the approach to the patient with movement disorders and the anatomy and function of the basal ganglia. The 13 chapters on individual groupings of movement disorders are succeeded by appendixes on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,Fourth Edition, Text Revisioncriteria for attention-deficit disorders, and information on injectable botulinum toxins. A mini-CD is included in a pocket inside the back cover and shows examples of patients with movement disorders.


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