Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Research Suggests Shared Genetic Link in Psychiatric and Movement Disorders
Published: Sep 27, 2012
Fewer than 100 people in the world are known to be affected by a movement disorder called rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP), but its symptoms are life-changing. Seemingly normal young people are suddenly and dramatically unable to control movement of their arms or legs and have trouble speaking or swallowing. A normal life is nearly impossible.