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BrainWaves


Jul 3, 2017

The second most common cause of Parkinsonism is doctors. No, I am not kidding. It's the medications we choose to prescribe. And the neurologist is not the only one at fault. Psychiatrists, cardiologists, and internists are all responsible. In this episode of the Quanta series, Dr. Sneha Mantri describes her experience as a specialist in movement disorders.

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