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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Nov 16, 2017

Everything doesn't always add up when you're evaluating a patient with a complex array of symptoms. Or maybe it does. Dr. LaFaver (University of Louisville) walks us through this week's Teaching through Clinical Cases.

Produced by James E. Siegler & Kathrin LaFaver. Music by Lee Rosevere, Montplaisir, and Coldnoise. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for routine clinical decision making.


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  2. Carson A, Lehn A, Ludwig L and Stone J. Explaining functional disorders in the neurology clinic: a photo story. Pract Neurol. 2016;16:56-61.
  3. Czarnecki K, Thompson JM, Seime R, Geda YE, Duffy JR and Ahlskog JE. Functional movement disorders: successful treatment with a physical therapy rehabilitation protocol. Parkinsonism & related disorders. 2012;18:247-51.
  4. Edwards MJ, Stone J and Lang AE. From psychogenic movement disorder to functional movement disorder: it's time to change the name. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 2014;29:849-52.
  5. Gelauff J, Stone J, Edwards M and Carson A. The prognosis of functional (psychogenic) motor symptoms: a systematic review. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 2014;85:220-6.
  6. Stone J. Functional neurological disorders: the neurological assessment as treatment. Pract Neurol. 2016;16:7-17.


Drs. LaFaver and Siegler would like to thank Jason Lindsley for sharing his story on the BrainWaves podcast.