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March 1996

Behavioral Neurology of Movement Disorders

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1996;53(3):219. doi:10.1001/archneur.1996.00550030021011

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Behavioral Neurology of Movement Disorders is volume 65 in the high-quality Advances in Neurology series. While most attention has been directed to the motor disturbances associated with neurologic movement disorders, it is clear that a wide range of cognitive and behavioral disturbances are often present. For some patients, the behavioral component may be responsible for presenting complaints and may be the most disabling aspect of illness. This volume is the first comprehensive clinical reference to focus on the nonmotor manifestations of movement disorders. The book successfully examines the cognitive and behavioral disturbances observed in patients with a variety of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, Wilson's disease, Huntington's disease, and Tourette's syndrome.

The opening chapters provide a detailed review of the role of the basal ganglia in behavior and describe the behavioral effects of specific focal lesions in this brain region. Eight chapters are devoted to behavioral alterations associated with Parkinson's

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