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Dystonia, Depression & Anxiety

This article was published in the Dystonia Dialogue. Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes excessive, involuntary muscle contractions. These muscle contractions result in abnormal muscle movements and body postures, making it difficult for individuals to control their movements. People who live with dystonia may also experience a range of non-motor symptoms that dramatically impact […]

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Tips for Self-Care in Stressful Times

Stress is notorious for making dystonia symptoms worse. The following gentle reminders may help ease stress before it becomes overwhelming, especially during these unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Acknowledge loss and change. Daily life may feel very different today than it did a month, or even a week ago. You may be unable […]

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More than a Movement Disorder: Non-Motor Dystonia Symptoms

Dystonia is a neurological disorder that affects the physical body, but the impact goes far deeper. Individuals diagnosed with dystonia commonly experience symptoms that affect more than how the body moves. Living well with dystonia often requires addressing more than the physical movement symptoms. Non-motor symptoms are a significant burden, and can be as disabling—or […]