Living Well With Dystonia: A Patient Guide by Daniel TruongLiving Well With Dystonia: A Patient Guide by Daniel Truong

Living Well With Dystonia: A Patient Guide

byDaniel Truong

Paperback | March 14, 2016

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Dystonia doesn'Äôt have to rule your life. This empowering and encouraging resource, written for dystonia patients and their families and caregivers,provides an overview of a variety of dystonias including cervical dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia, blepharospasm, and writer'Äôs cramp, and the breadth oftreatment options available. The authors also offer practical advice for improving quality of life and managing pain and other symptoms. This updatedsecond edition includes expanded discussions of new medications, chemodenervation with botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation, genetic breakthroughs, andother areas.

Written by three acclaimed neurologists with perspectives from patients that illuminate and inform,Living Well with Dystoniawill help you:

  • Understand your specific dystonia and how it progresses
  • Determine the best treatment approaches
  • Alleviate symptoms with rehabilitation exercises
  • Address the 'Äúhidden symptoms,'Äù such as social embarrassment
Daniel Truong, MDis a neurologist specializing in movement disorders. Dr. Truong was recently elected as president of the International Association for Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. He lectures worldwide and has published numerous scientific articles, chapters, and several books. He was instrumental in pioneering use of botulinum...
Title:Living Well With Dystonia: A Patient GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 14, 2016Publisher:Demos (Trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1936303957

ISBN - 13:9781936303953

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Table of Contents



Preface to Second Edition



A Tribute to Mattie Lou Koster


2Overview of Dystonias

3Genetics of Dystonias

4Causes of Dystonias

5Blepharospasm and Meige Syndrome

6Spasmodic Dysphonia

7Writer's Cramp and Occupational Dystonias

8Paroxysmal Dystonias

9Generalized Dystonias

10Pharmacologic Treatment

11Chemodenervation/Botulinum Toxin

12Deep Brain Stimulation

13Cervical Dystonia or Spasmodic Torticollis


15Rehabilitation Exercises