Section I: Overview 1. Clinical overview and phenomenology of movement disorders 2. Motor control: Physiology of voluntary and involuntary movements 3. Functional neuroanatomy of the basal ganglia Section II: Hypokinetic disorders 4. Parkinsonism: Clinical features and differential diagnosis 5. Current concepts on the etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson disease 6. Medical treatment of Parkinson disease 7. Surgical treatment of Parkinson disease and other movement disorders 8. Nonmotor problems in Parkinson disease 9. Atypical parkinsonism, parkinsonism-plus syndromes, and secondary parkinsonian disorders 10. Gait disorders: Pathophysiology and clinical syndromes 11. Stiffness syndromes Section III: Hyperkinetic disorders 12. Dystonia: Phenomenology, classification, etiology, pathology, biochemistry, and genetics 13. Treatment of dystonia 14. Huntington disease 15. Chorea, ballism, and athetosis 16. Tics and Tourette syndrome 17. Stereotypies 18. Tremors 19. The tardive syndromes: Phenomenology, concepts on pathophysiology and treatment, and other neuroleptic-induced syndromes 20. Myoclonus: Phenomenology, etiology, physiology, and treatment 21. Ataxia: Pathophysiology and clinical syndromes 22. The paroxysmal dyskinesias 23. Restless legs and peripheral movement disorders 24. Wilson disease 25. Psychogenic movement disorders: Phenomenology, diagnosis, and treatment Index
After receiving his MD degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1973, Dr. Jankovic completed medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City, where he was selected as the Chief Resident and also obtained additional training in movement disorders with Stanley Fahn, MD. In 1977 he joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and became a founder and director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, which has since been recognized as a "Center of Excellence" by the National Parkinson Foundation and the Huntington Disease Society of America. Promoted to a full professor of Neurology in 1988, Dr. Jankovic currently holds the endowed Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders. One of the founders of the international Movement Disorder Society, Dr. Jankovic was elected its 3rd president in 1994. He is an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association, Australian Association of Neurologists, French Neurological Society, European Federation of Neurological Societies, and the International Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Society. Selected as a "Great Teacher" by the National Institute of Health, Dr. Jankovic is the recipient of many other honors including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Movement Disorders Research Award, sponsored by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, the Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award, presented by the Huntington's Disease Society of America, the Tourette Syndrome Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award, the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award. Listed in Highly Cited Researcher (ISIHighlyCited.com), Dr. Jankovic had been principal investigator in over hundred clinical trials and his pioneering research on drugs for parkinsonian disorders and hyperkinetic movement disorders, including botulinum toxin and tetrabenazine, has led to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Jankovic has published over 900 original articles and chapters, and edited or co-edited over 50 books and volumes, including several standard textbooks such as "Neurology in Clinical Practice", "Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders", and "Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders". He has been a member of numerous editorial boards including Neurology, Movement Disorders, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Neurology Medlink, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Neurotherapeutics, Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, Journal of Parkinson's Disease, PeerJ, and other journals. Dr. Jankovic has co-directed the annual course "A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders", in Aspen, Colorado since 1990. Invited as a key note speaker and an endowed lecturer in many national and international institutions and organizations, Dr. Jankovic has directed or lectured in annual AAN courses, MDS-sponsored Congresses as well as other international meetings. Dr. Jankovic has mentored numerous fellows and other trainees many of whom have become leaders in the field of neurology and movement disorders. Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Jankovic is a fellow of the AAN and an active member of many other professional organizations. He is current or past member of numerous scientific and medical advisory boards of national foundations including the Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders (WE MOVE), Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, International Tremor Foundation, Tourette Syndrome Association, and the World Federation of Neurology Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. Dr. Jankovic has also served on the executive scientific advisory board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and the National Parkinson Foundation Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board. The Best Doctors in America, America's Top Doctors, Listed in US News and World Report's "Top Doctors", Who's Who in the World, and other Who's Who references (www.jankovic.org; full CV available on request).
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"The best feature of this book is the link to all the video clips noted in the chapters. This is a valuable tool for anyone wanting to learn about movement disorders because visualizing the movements is crucial. I commend the authors for this outstanding addition and I appreciate the time and preparation that was devoted to developing this. This textbook is an adjunct to the yearly Movement Disorders Course that is hosted by the authors in Aspen, CO. I highly recommend the course and this textbook for anyone, from medical students to nurses to neurologists and movement disorders specialists, who is interested in a comprehensive review of movement disorders."