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DMRF Co-Funds Dystonia Coalition Pilot Project Awards

The DMRF is proud to partially support two Dystonia Coalition Pilot Project Awards. The goal of the Pilot Projects Program is to foster the most promising clinical and translational studies on dystonia. Moodscreen for Cervical Dystonia: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study of Depression and Anxiety Davide Martino, MD, PhD, University of Calgary Depression and anxiety frequently […]

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Mental Health Resources

Dystonia is a neurological disorder that affects the physical body, but the impact goes far deeper and may affect a person’s emotional and mental health. Individuals diagnosed with dystonia commonly experience symptoms that affect more than how the body moves. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, please consider reaching out for help. The […]

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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 […]