The purpose of this site is to provide a central resource of information about Dopa-Responsive Dystonia (DRD).  Most of what you'll find here are links to other sites.  If you discover new links or any relevant information, please post it on the message board.  To find out more about, click here.
NOTICE Sept 1, 2012: DRD Central migration is now complete. The message board is back on line!
Dopa Responsive Dystonia is a general term used to classify a group of movement disorders that are effectively treated with L-Dopa drugs like Sinemet®.  Unfortunately, very few doctors are aware of DRD, so it is often mistakenly diagnosed as Cerebral Palsy (CP) or some other related condition.  If you've been diagnosed with CP but have a normal brain scan (MRI), ask your doctor about DRD

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Harrison & Gracie Colegrove spread DRD awareness on GMA in 2002.
General Information:
DRD Frequently Asked Questions
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Testing for Dopamine and Serotonin related diseases
Related Disorders & Sites
Pediatric Neurotransmitter Disease Assoc.
BH4 deficiency
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Dystonia Ireland
Sinemet® (Carbidopa/L-Dopa)
Lioresal® (Baclofen)
Symmetrel® (Amantidine)
The Parkinsn List Drug Database Index
Media Coverage of DRD
Good Morning America 10/11/02
WMUR-TV News story
CHAD Newsletter Article on DRD
Find a Doctor!
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD)
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
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