Alien Hand Syndrome

An apraxia characterized by the affected limb having involuntary, autonomous, and purposeful behaviors that are perceived as being controlled by an external force. Often the affected limb interferes with the actions of the normal limb. Symptoms develop from lesions in the CORPUS CALLOSUM or medial frontal cortex, stroke, infarction, and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME, corticobasal degeneration).
Also Known As:
Anarchic Hand Syndrome; Alien Hand Syndromes; Anarchic Hand Syndromes; Hand Syndrome, Alien; Hand Syndrome, Anarchic; Hand Syndromes, Alien; Hand Syndromes, Anarchic; Syndrome, Alien Hand; Syndrome, Anarchic Hand; Syndromes, Alien Hand; Syndromes, Anarchic Hand
Networked: 2 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Parkinsonian Disorders (Parkinsonism)
2. Ideomotor Apraxia
3. Paralysis (Palsy)


1. Calandrella, Daniela: 1 article (05/2004)
2. Gallardo, Marisol: 1 article (05/2004)
3. Tolosa, Eduardo: 1 article (05/2004)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Alien Hand Syndrome:
1. Levodopa (L Dopa)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback)