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both hands do the same movement since childhood.

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Since I was a child, both of my hands do the same movement. It is very noticeable. I have seen on here where other people have the same problem. It has been something I have tried to hide my entire life because it can be embarrassing. I am 32 years old and would love to finally have an answer to what this is!


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replied November 25th, 2013
Neurological Disorders Answer A45147
Thank you for the question.
You have a so called "Mirror movement disorder". It might be familial or caused by some brain development abnormality. I see no point to be ashamed of it but it might be truly disturbing for some activities when both hands are needed. Basically what happens in this condition the activity from one side of the brain crosses mid line to the other side. Little kids often have it but it subsides by age 10. Truly straineous activity can have similar symptoms in otherwise normal people. There are special exercises that might be helpful. Since you now know the name of the disorder you can search it online. By Andre Strizhak


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