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Dystonia

A neurological disorder of movement in which groups of muscles twist or contract involuntarily. Causes include drug side effects, trauma to the body, poisoning, or infection.

Example: A schizophrenic man experiences prolonged, painful spasms in his right arm soon after taking a dose of his neuroleptic medication.

Dystonia
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Dystonia. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/dystonia/