IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS FOLLOW DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION OF THE SUBTHALAMIC NUCLEUS IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE CLINICAL ASPECTS

  Polyvios Demetriades,1 Hugh Rickards,1 and Andrea Eugenio Cavanna1,2,3 1University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham B152TT, UK 2Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Barberry Building, 25 Vincent Drive, Birmingham B152FG, UK 3Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, … [Read more...]

WHAT IS MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY? A PARKINSON(ISM)

  National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a combination of symptoms that affect both the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary action such as blood pressure or digestion) and movement. … [Read more...]

APHASIA DEFINITIONS

Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. But brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors, or from infections or be … [Read more...]

ALL ABOUT MAGNESIUM

What Is It? Magnesium is a mineral your body needs to work right. It helps with hundreds of important body processes, including those that control how your muscles and nerves work. It helps to keep your bones strong, heart healthy, and blood sugar normal. It also plays a role in your energy level. You can get magnesium in many foods and drinks. But … [Read more...]

AVOID OPIOIDS! PHYSIOTHERAPY IS PAIN MANAGEMENT

In the last twenty years the sale and use of opioids have more than QUADRUPLED in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are currently in the period known as the "Opioid Crisis". This is a public health epidemic. Physicians over prescribe medications that are highly addictive and are only intended to mask … [Read more...]