Types of Movement Disorders

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, quality and ease of movement. Hypokinetic movement disorders are characterized by lack of movement. Hyperkinesias refer to conditions characterized by excessive movements. Dyskinesias are involuntary movements that can occur as a side effect of medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

Primary types of movement disorders are listed below, with links that provide detailed information about each disorder’s cause, signs and symptoms.