The representation of movement disorders in fictional literature

  title={The representation of movement disorders in fictional literature},
  author={H Voss},
  journal={Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery \& Psychiatry},
  pages={994 - 999}
  • H. Voss
  • Published 29 June 2012
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
This review considers novels, plays and poems dealing with movement disorders in order to show the relevance in the literary context. The motifs are arranged and compared following a modern neurological nosology according to Parkinson syndromes, dystonia, myoclonus, tics, hemifacial spasm, Tourette syndrome, Huntington's disease and hyperekplexia. There is considerable variety in how movement disorders are depicted and how much influence they have on the plot structures. Their usage ranges from… 
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