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Movement Disorders

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.06
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter covers five movement disorders: Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tic disorders, Huntington's disease, and essential tremor. These disorders demonstrate many of the most common challenges ... More


Huntington's disease and dementia

Belinda Bilney and Meg E. Morris

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder for which there is currently no known cure. Disease onset usually occurs around thirty-five to forty-five years of age and may be ... More


The neuropsychological presentation of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

Julie Snowden

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.028
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases that lead to progressive cognitive impairment are conventionally classified as ‘the dementias’. Dementia is traditionally defined as a ... More


Huntington’s Disease

Adam Rosenblatt

in Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical approaches to patient care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195309430
eISBN:
9780197562451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195309430.003.0018
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the triad of a movement disorder, dementia, and various psychiatric disturbances. HD is caused by the abnormal ... More


Genetics of dementia

William S. Brooks, Clement T. Loy, John B. J. Kwok, and Peter R. Schofield

in Cognitive Neurology: A clinical textbook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198569275
eISBN:
9780191724213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569275.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The clinical syndrome of dementia can occur in a range of conditions. Some dementia causing diseases are clearly genetic in origin, such as Huntington's disease (HD) or familial Alzheimer's disease ... More


Neurodegenerative disease

Tony OʼBrien

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on the palliative care of adult patients with the more common, progressive neurodegenerative conditions. It examines the principles of care that apply to patients with multiple ... More


The Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Reflective Questions in Genetic Counseling

Srikant Sarangi

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Srikant Sarangi, examines reflective questions in genetic counseling sessions. According to Sarangi, such sessions are characterized by an “ethos of nondirectiveness” ... More


Huntington's Disease

Oliver Quarrell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198844389
eISBN:
9780191926815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844389.001.0001
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

Huntington’s disease (HD)―the facts provides an overview of the condition aimed at families and carers understanding the condition. It describes the key features of: a movement disorder, disturbance ... More


Juvenile Huntington’s disease and paediatric Huntington’s disease

Oliver Quarrell

in Huntington's Disease

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198844389
eISBN:
9780191926815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844389.003.0004
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

Juvenile Huntington’s disease (JHD) is rare. It is usually defined as someone having an onset before 21 years. A more accurate description would be juvenile-onset HD. The origins of this definition ... More


Interictal memory disturbance: a comparative phenomenology and epidemiology of memory impairment in epilepsies

Hennric Jokeit, Simone Bosshardt, and Victoria Reed

in Epilepsy and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199580286
eISBN:
9780191739408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580286.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter highlights common and divergent pathways of memory impairment by comparing symptoms of memory deficits and underlying pathology in a representative selection of neurological and ... More


Neurodegenerative Disorders Other Than Multiple Sclerosis

Javier Fernández-Ruiz, Eva de Lago, María Gómez-Ruiz, Concepción García, Onintza Sagredo, and Moisés García-Arencibia

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0027
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the neuroprotective properties of phytocannabinoids, beginning with a description of those cellular and molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways underlying these properties ... More


Cannabinoids and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Linda A. Parker

in Cannabinoids and the Brain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids play a neuroprotective function in the brain by reducing the release of excitatory glutamate release and by their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. THC acts on both CB1 and CB2 ... More


Introduction

Lena Palaniyappan and Rajeev Krishnadas

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199550777
eISBN:
9780191917790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199550777.003.0004
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

The MRCPsych Paper 1: Taking the Bull by its Horns MRCPsych exams are the most important exams a psychiatry trainee in the UK will sit during his or her career. Passing the MRCPsych is the most ... More


Task Switching and Executive Dysfunction

Abhijit Das and Glenn R. Wylie

in Task Switching and Cognitive Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199921959
eISBN:
9780190256210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199921959.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the current scientific literature on task switching and executive dysfunction in stroke, Parkinson's disease (PD), Huntington's disease (HD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and ... More


Ocular Motor Disorders Caused by Lesions in the Cerebrum

Agnes M.F. Wong

in Eye Movement Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195324266
eISBN:
9780197562512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195324266.003.0019
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

■ Receives inputs from the frontal eye field (FEF), supplementary eye field (SEF), dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPC), internal medullary lamina of the thalamus, and substantia nigra pars ... More


Virtual Reality for Assessment of Episodic Memory in Normal and Pathological Aging

Gaën Plancher and Pascale Piolino

in The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190234737
eISBN:
9780197559543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190234737.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, Virtual Reality

Memory is one of the most important cognitive functions in a person’s life. Memory is essential for recalling personal memories and for performing many everyday tasks, such as reading, playing ... More


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