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Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder

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Presented by Kim Bullock, MD, and Juliana Lockman, MD Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences May 25, 2017 When someone has a seizure, that doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy. They may have a different condition that few people have heard of: functional neurological symptom disorder.

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease: Past, Present, Future

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Presented by: Melanie Lising, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Laurice Yang, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences March 10, 2016 Deep brain stimulation has been used as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease for the last 25 years. Yet this modern medical therapy has roots in remedies used in first-century [...]

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The Masquerading Headache:Chronic Daily Migraine, Positional Headache, POTS, or Spinal Fluid Leak? Why It Hurts When You Stand Up

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Presented by: Ian Carroll, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology January 14, 2016 People who are suffering severe recurring headaches, neck pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, diffuse pain, fatigue, or brain fog may have a fixable condition that frequently goes unrecognized. The key to the diagnosis is recognizing that these symptoms get [...]

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Psychology of Pain: Opening the Medicine Box In Your Mind

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Presented by: Beth Darnall, PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia November 5, 2015 More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, making it the country’s leading public health problem. But part of the difficulty of dealing with pain is that it’s not just a physical concern, and everyone experiences it differently. “Pain in the body [...]

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Understanding Migraine: A Patient Guide

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Presented by: Meredith Barad, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesia October 22, 2015 Migraine headaches are the most common type of headache, affecting 13 percent of all Americans. It’s the most prevalent health issue in the United States, affecting 36 million people—more cases than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Women are three times more likely to [...]

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Huntington’s Disease: Stages And Therapies

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Presented by: Veronica Santini, MD, MA Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences October 1, 2015 Huntington’s disease (HD) is a hereditary disease causing progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain characterized as a movement disorder, a cognitive disorder, and a neuropsychiatric disorder. Its most notable physical symptom is a dancelike, involuntary movement called [...]

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Update on Multiple Sclerosis

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Speaker: Christopher Lock, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences September 24, 2015 Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath that covers and insulates the nerves and nerve fibers. Myelin damage disrupts communication between the brain’s neurons and between the brain and body and can [...]

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