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What increases my risk for dystonia?

Some types of dystonia may be inherited, so if you have family members with the condition, you may be at a greater risk. Having certain disorders such as Parkinson's disease or Huntington's disease can also increase your risk. People who take certain anti-psychotic medications may develop dystonia, too.

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