Movement Disorders

Movement Disorders

Pediatric Neurotransmitter Deficiency Disorders (PNDs)

The term “neurotransmitter disorders” constitutes a broad and increasingly complex spectrum of neurologic conditions associated with defects in the production, transport, release and reuptake of a variety of chemical compounds involved in the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other. The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of such disorders, with an emphasis on disorders associated with a dopamine or serotonin deficiency state.