Non-motor symptoms in patients with adult-onset focal dystonia

Sensory and psychiatric disturbances

Antonella Conte, Isabella Berardelli, Gina Ferrazzano, Massimo Pasquini, Alfredo Berardelli, Giovanni Fabbrini

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Abstract

Dystonia is characterized by the presence of involuntary muscle contractions that cause abnormal movements and posture. Adult onset focal dystonia include cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, arm dystonia and laryngeal dystonia. Besides motor manifestations, patients with focal dystonia frequently also display non-motor signs and symptoms. In this paper, we review the evidence of sensory and psychiatric disturbances in adult patients with focal dystonia. Clinical studies and neurophysiological investigations consistently show that the sensory system is involved in dystonia. Several studies have also demonstrated that neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly depression and anxiety, are more frequent in patients with focal dystonia, whereas data on obsessive compulsive disorders are more contrasting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S111-S114
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Dystonic Disorders
Dystonia
Psychiatry
Blepharospasm
Torticollis
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Dyskinesias
Muscle Contraction
Posture
Signs and Symptoms
Smooth Muscle
Anxiety
Depression

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dystonia
  • Temporal discrimination threshold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Non-motor symptoms in patients with adult-onset focal dystonia : Sensory and psychiatric disturbances. / Conte, Antonella; Berardelli, Isabella; Ferrazzano, Gina; Pasquini, Massimo; Berardelli, Alfredo; Fabbrini, Giovanni.

In: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Vol. 22, 01.01.2016, p. S111-S114.

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