Short Tilte:Stereotypic movement disorder after acquired brain injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):02, 16, 5, 447-451
Case study describes a patient with stereotypic movement disorder (SMD) occurring after brain injury due to stroke. SMD is defined as repetitive, non-functional motor behavior that interferes with daily living or results in injury requiring medical treatment. It is frequently associated with mental retardation. SMD has rarely been reported after acquired brain injury and no cases had noted successful treatment with medications. Treatment options include serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, opioid antagonists, and dopamine antagonists.