Tips from individuals with dystonia, support leaders, health care professionals

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation’s Summer Issue of “Dystonia Dialogue” features a list of strategies for living well with dystonia compiled from individuals with dystonia, support leaders and health care professionals.

Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary contractions of the muscles that cause slow repetitive movements, abnormal postures and stiffness of the muscles that may be painful. In addition to the physical symptoms, individuals with dystonia also may suffer emotional and psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Physical symptoms also worsen with stress.

We are sharing this information in advance of September, Dystonia Awareness Month.Dystonia Foundation_Not Just Any Body_Living Well with Dystonia

Read more on Living Well with Dystonia.  Click the link to download the article.

Other articles in this issue of “Dystonia Dialogue” include legislative advocacy accomplishments, the relationship between dystonia‬ and traumatic brain injury, and interviews with DMRF members on coping with blepharospasm and cervical dystonia. The full magazine is available here.

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