Butler Hospital’s Dr. Joseph H. Friedman Authors Online Self-Help Articles for Patients with Movement Disorders

Butler Hospital's Joseph H. Friedman, MD, chief of the Movement Disorders Program, Aronson chair of neurodegenerative disorders, neurologist, and professor and chief of the Division of Movement Disorders in the Department of Neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has authored a series of online self-help articles to support patients and their caregivers. Dr. Friedman’s articles will appear on Butler Hospital’s Movement Disorders webpage at http://www.butler.org/programs/outpatient/movement-disorders.cfm.

A world-renowned expert in his field, Dr. Friedman's articles are written as a resource to provide education, comfort, and advice to patients dealing with the devastating effects of Parkinson's Disease.
“Living with a movement disorder, such as Parkinson's Disease, can be a trying experience for anyone. I'm hoping my articles will shed light on some common misperceptions about Parkinson's Disease and show patients that with the right treatment and care, this illness can be properly managed. My articles will focus on topics including dementia in Parkinson's Disease, staging Parkinson's Disease, misperceptions, and tremors,” said Dr. Friedman.

Dr. Friedman received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island.


About Butler Hospital

Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England, is the only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital serving adults, seniors and adolescents in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Founded in 1844, it was the first hospital in Rhode Island and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of innovative psychiatric treatments in the region. The Major Affiliated Teaching Hospital for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in conducting cutting-edge research.