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Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families 3ed

by William J Weiner, Lisa M Shulman and Anthony E Lang Johns Hopkins University Press
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Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, they continue to face many challenges. Patients and families have long relied on Parkinson's Disease for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues. Bringing this trusted guide up to date, three expert neurologists describe

• New understandings gained by five years of additional intensive research of Parkinson's disease
• A new chapter devoted to exercise
New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis
• New findings about the genetics of the disease
• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating
• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease
• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more

Part I: Introduction
1. What Is Parkinson's Disease?
2. Who Gets Parkinson's Disease?
Part II: Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
3. Early Symptoms
4. Moderate Parkinson's Disease
5. Advanced Parkinson's Disease
6. Behavioral Changes and Psychiatric Symptoms
7. Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease
Part III: Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease
8. How a Diagnosis Is Made
9. Types of Parkinsonism
10. Diagnosing Other Neurologic Problems
Part IV: Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
11. How the Brain Works and How TreatmentWorks
12. Choosing the Correct Medications
13. Drug Therapies
14. Exercise and Rehabilitation Therapy
15. Diet and Complementary/AlternativeTherapies
16. Surgical Treatments
Part V: Other Issues
17. Illness, Hospitalization, and Parkinson's Disease
18. Parkinson's Disease Research
19. Questions and Answers

William J. Weiner, M.D., is the director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease Center and a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the author of numerous books and papers on Parkinson's disease. Lisa M. Shulman, M.D., is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland and the Rosalyn Newman Scholar of Clinical Research in Parkinson's Disease. Anthony E. Lang, M.D., F.R.C.P. is a professor of neurology and holds the Jack Clark Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Toronto and is the director of the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Center at Toronto Western Hospital, as well as the editor of the journal Movement Disorders.