Non-motor Symptoms in Movement Disorders

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 102

Special Issue Editors

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Neurosciences Research Centre, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, St George’s University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK
Interests: Parkinson’s disease; dystonia; tremor; deep brain stimulation; device-aided therapies; rare movement disorders

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Neurosciences Research Centre, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, St George’s University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK
Interests: cognitive, psychiatric and emotional dysfunction in patients with movement disorders, especially those with Parkinson’s disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

People with movement disorders present a plethora of non-motor symptoms (NMS), which are very disabling and impact patients’ and their families’ quality of life.

The research on NMS in people with Parkinson’s disease has enormously expanded in the last decade, underlining the importance of the proper diagnosis of these symptoms and the need for multidisciplinary management. Less is known about this topic in patients with atypical Parkinsonian disorders, with dystonia and with tremor, although NMS such as anxiety, depression, excessive daytime sleepiness, cognitive disturbances, and poor sleep are commonly associated with these disorders.

Finally, Huntington’s disease and tic disorders have core features of NMS, especially in the neuropsychiatric and cognitive domains. Recently, functional movement disorders have gained great attention from clinicians and researchers, and in these patients, pain, fatigue, cognitive complaints and psychiatric comorbidities have a detrimental impact on quality of life.

There are several knowledge gaps to be addressed regarding the pathological basis, diagnosis and management of NMS in movement disorders. This topic requires dedicated knowledge and multidisciplinary management. For all these reasons, it seemed necessary to create a Special Issue on this topic. With this Special Issue, we hope to encourage submissions that discuss the current state of the art, address ongoing knowledge gaps, and focus on ongoing controversies and management related to NMS in movement disorders.

Prof. Dr. Francesca Morgante
Dr. Lucia Ricciardi
Guest Editors

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  • movement disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • dystonia
  • tremor
  • non-motor symptoms
  • sleep
  • neuropsychiatric symptoms

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