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Movement/Psych Dis.

Disorders of movement in neurological syndromes and congenital defects

QuestionAnswer
Tremor Rhythmic, alternating, repetitive pattern of muscle contractions. Measured by rate, rhythm, and distribution. Both intentional and resting.
Dyskinesias involuntary/non-repetitive movements
Myoclonus brief, rapid contraction of muscles/muscle groups
Tics brief, rapid fragments of movement
Chorea brief, purposeless movement of face, and proximal extremities
Dystonia abnormal postures and disruptions of ongoing movement
Ataxia lack of coordination with voluntary movement
Echopraxia meaningless imitation of others movements
Catatonia immobility/rigidity
Stereotypy repetition of fixed patterns of movement or speech
Akathisia Restless and urgent need for movement (often side effect of medication)
Circumstantiality speech delayed in reaching the point with excessive and irrelevant details.
Catharsis releasing emotions
Altruism self-less concern for the well-being of others
Created by: hesselrach