Tagged: drugs

First seizure of life

Don’t freak out, but 8-10% of Americans will have at least one seizure in their lifetime. That being said, there is a less than 3% chance of developing epilepsy. The question is, who makes...

Drug-Induced Parkinsonism

Joining me for this episode is Sneha Mantri, a fellow in movement disorders. So naturally, she specializes in abnormal movements–including abnormally minimal movements. This is the focus of our discussion today, specifically regarding Parkinsonism...

How should you treat Parkinson Disease?

Unfortunately, research has not shown many oral therapies for idiopathic Parkinson Disease (PD) to be “disease-modifying“. Meaning treatment does not improve the long-term outcome or otherwise delay disease progression. The only exceptions to this...

Women & Epilepsy

There’s more to it than simply avoiding valproic acid in pregnancy. A lot more. From menses to menopause, women who suffer from epilepsy are at increased risk of a number of complications from their...

Intro to nystagmus

Nystagmus. The word originates from the Greek for “nodding,” as in “to be sleepy.” But this BrainWaves podcast makes you feel anything but. Led by Dr. Ali Hamedani, also responsible for an earlier and...

Nitrous oxide myeloneuropathy

Whippets, derived from the brand name “Whip-it” is the recreational trade name for inhaled nitrous oxide (N2O) chargers that can give you a brief, euphoric, high. And although it has been touted in the...