About the Institute

Our Complete Care Approach

The Institute for Developmental Behavioral Neurology and The Arizona Dystonia Institute contains more than 30 years of experience combined between the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN and here in Arizona in treating movement disorders, learning disorders, and developmental disorders. We combine a comprehensive neurophysiological and neuropsychological evaluation with treatment allowing the patient to receive a proper diagnosis in addition to high quality, individualized care.

Why You Will See Results

Our comprehensive evaluations address physical coordination, emotional responses, environmental factors, educational performance, in-utero experience, life skills and genetics.

This complete specialized approach is designed to ensure the highest chance of success in all areas of life for children and adults.

The Science Behind Our Method

Dr. Duane and our team of academic researchers actively build the foundation for the effectiveness of our evaluations and tretaments. We participate with regional and national organizations to develop the most evidence based evaluations and treatments.

This translates into an extremely high degree of success with our patients suffering with the challenges of learning, behavioral and movement disorders.

Multi-Generational Care

For over 30 years we have treated patients from toddler's to mature adults. Often we have been able to observe and help guide the progression of these individuals throughout the different stages of their life.

Can I Afford A Private Evaluation?

A 2013 CDC report states that the financial costs of childhood mental disorders are at least an estimated $247 billion each year. Undiagnosed and unmanaged mental disorders can cost as much as $1 million dollars per individual from birth to retirement.

An early intervention and treatment plan can actually help relieve the burden of the lifetime costs of a mental disorder.

Conditions We Treat

Learning & Behavior Disorders

Attention Deficit Disorders (AD(H)D)

Autism Spectrum & Aspergers

Anxiety & Depression

Bipolar Disorder

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, & Dysgraphia

Down Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Movement Disorders


Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Tics Disorders


Degenerative Disorders

Parkinson's Disease



Current Research Studies

Arizona Dystonia Institute

Cervical Dystonia/Spasmodic Torticollis and Trauma

Cervical Dystonia/Spasmodic Torticollis Treatment

Cervical Dystonia Genetics Study

Developmental Behavioral Neurology

Abilify Study

Co-morbid Conditions in Tourette’s Syndrome

Latest research from Institute for Developmental Behavioral Neurology

MPD in ADHD alertness improvement abstract

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Pupilometry with MPD for ADHD Abstract

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Frequency of EEG Abnormalities 2006

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Genes Cognition
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Parental History
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Rate of Persistent EEG Abnormalities 2010

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ADHD Neuroleptics and Psychostimulants

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ASO Titer

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Fine Motor Incoordination

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EEG Abnormalities

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Family History & Idiopathic Dementia

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EEG Abnormalities 2002

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Cognition & EEG Abnormalities

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Latest research from Arizona Dystonia Institute

Elevated Autoimmune Antibody Titers in Cervical Dystonia Versus Controls

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Frequency Trauma
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