Basal ganglia dysfunction is a problem with the basal ganglia, the deep brain structures that help start and control movement.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Conditions that cause injury to the brain can damage the basal ganglia. Such conditions include:
- Drug overdose
- Head injury
- Liver disease
- Metabolic problems
- Side effects of certain medications
Many brain disorders are associated with basal ganglia dysfunction. They include:
Dystonia Huntington's disease Multiple system atrophy Parkinson's disease Progressive supranuclear palsy Wilson's disease
This list may not be all-inclusive.