Case vignettes of movement disorders

Brain Res Bull. 1983 Aug;11(2):191-4. doi: 10.1016/0361-9230(83)90190-9.


This paper reports five movement disorders cases to serve as a basis for discussion of the problems encountered in the clinical management of these cases, and the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in these disorders as presented. Case 1 is a description of the subjective experience of a patient with acute orofacial dystonia from promethazine. Case 2 is the use of clonazepam is post-head injury tics. Case 3 is the complication from discontinuation of haloperidol and benztropine mesylate treatment. Case 4 is myoclonus in subacute sclerosing Panencephalitis, and Case 5 is rebound tremor from withdrawal of a beta-adrenergic blocker.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amantadine / therapeutic use
  • Brain Injuries / complications
  • Clonazepam / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dystonia / chemically induced
  • Female
  • Haloperidol / antagonists & inhibitors
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Movement Disorders / diagnosis
  • Movement Disorders / therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Promethazine / adverse effects
  • Tic Disorders / drug therapy


  • Clonazepam
  • Amantadine
  • Promethazine
  • Haloperidol