Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program

Center of Excellence designations by the Parkinson’s Foundation and the Huntington's Disease Society of America

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), the flagship research hospital of 十大网赌平台推荐卫生, has been designated as a Center of Excellence by

对帕金森病, we are one of just 47 Centers of Excellence around the world and 37 nationwide, and the only one in northern New England. 亨廷顿氏舞蹈症, we are one of only 56 Center of Excellence sites nationally and the only site in New Hampshire. 

Movement disorders are illnesses that affect movement. If you have a movement disorder, our caregivers can help you.


Normal movement requires a complex system of control. Disruption of this system can cause movements that are too weak, too forceful, or awkward. 休息时可能会出现不想要的动作. Intentional movement may become impossible. Such conditions are called movement disorders.

Abnormal movements are symptoms of underlying disorders. In some cases, the abnormal movements are the only symptoms. Disorders causing abnormal movements include Parkinson's disease, 亨廷顿氏舞蹈症, 以及其他疾病.


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  • 失用症: A neurological disorder characterized by the loss of the ability to carry out skilled movements and gestures
  • 共济失调: A family of disorders that affect the parts of the nervous system that control movement
  • 舞蹈病:非自愿的 movement disorder characterized by brief, irregular muscle contractions that are not repetitive or rhythmic
  • 肌张力障碍: A disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow, repetitive movements or abnormal postures
  • 特发性震颤: A disorder that involves unintentional muscle movement that is somewhat rhythmic
  • 亨廷顿舞蹈症(HD): A rare condition that causes rapid jerky body movements and the loss of mental skills
  • Myoclonus (Periodic Limb Movement Disorder [PLMD])一种人的腿, 有时是手臂, move repetitively and uncontrollably during sleep
  • 帕金森病(PD): A disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and affects the way a person moves
  • Parkinson-plus syndromes/Atypical parkinsonisms: A group of neurological conditions that are similar to Parkinson's disease but have unique characteristics, including progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD)
  • 不宁腿综合征(RLS): A disorder where people have an unpleasant sensation in parts of their bodies when they lie down to sleep
  • 迟发性运动障碍: A neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of neruoleptic drugs
  • 抽动障碍: A hereditary neurological movement disorder that is characterized by repetitive motor and vocal tics
  • 地震:非自愿的, rhythmic muscle contraction that leads to shaking movements in one or more parts of the body
  • 威尔逊的疾病: An inherited disorder in which excessive amounts of copper accumulate in the body and damage the liver, 大脑和眼睛


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