This multiauthored volume consisting of 33 different chapters written by 47 authors, including highly respected experts in this field, is a judicious and well-balanced mixture of basic neuroscience regarding the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of the basal ganglia and the clinical diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the various movement disorders. The latter includes discussions of surgical intervention as well as the quite recent neurotransplant approach in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The largest portion of the book is quite understandably devoted to discussions of parkinsonism.
In addition, there are several chapters dealing with topics that are rarely given the consideration they deserve. These include excellent and thorough discussions of tics, akathisia and the restless leg syndrome, cramps, and myalgia, the cognitive impairments associated with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, and the different types of myoclonus. There is an informative chapter on magnetic resonance imaging of