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YouTube depictions of movement disorders often inaccurate

By Jennifer LaRude Huget, www.washingtonpost.com

In a letter to the editor published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, physicians from around the world shed light on a disturbing phenomenon: Their review of YouTube videos depicting movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, found that in many instances those videos are inaccurate and misleading.

Acting on tips from patients, the doctors undertook an analysis of the most-viewed YouTube videos related to each of seven kinds of movement disorder, including Parkinson’s, tics, tremors, dystonia, chorea and myoclonus. Read the rest of the article here.

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