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What do I need to know about caring for someone with dystonia?

The severe symptoms that often accompany dystonia can impact a person's ability to manage day-to-day activities. If you are caring for someone with dystonia, help them manage their symptoms and find a support group so they can meet others who share in their experience. Make sure they take any medications their doctor prescribes and educate yourself about the condition, too.

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