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The Consequences of Compensation in Autism

Although compensating for their difficulties may help people with ASD connect with others, get jobs, and successfully navigate social situations, accumulating research suggests it can also lead to exhaustion, burnout, anxiety, and depression.

Understanding Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's

In this article, we explore research findings to provide a deeper understanding of the factors associated with increased risk for impulse control disorders in Parkinson disease. Deputy Director of the Parkinson's UK charity, Professor David Dexter, also provides insights on the mechanisms of impulse control disorders and the implications of new findings on the management of Parkinson disease.

Headache in Older Adults: Unique Causes ...

It is important for clinicians to quickly and accurately determine potential underlying causes and to prescribe treatments that take into account comorbidities and medications that older patients may be taking for them.

Neurosurgery in Parkinson Disease: A Brief ...

Although deep brain stimulation, similar to all Parkinson disease therapies, cannot cure, modify, or slow progression of the disease, some recent research suggests that the symptom alleviation and quality-of-life improvement it provides might lead to mild improvements in longevity.

Treating MS in Millennials: Expert Q&A

As the most effective treatment for a patient with multiple sclerosis is one that is specifically tailored to the patient's individual needs and preferences, recognition of the unique characteristics, preferences, and trends shared by the millennial generation should drive innovative solutions.

Assessing Cognitive, Mood Impairment Following Stroke

The ultimate goal of stroke assessment is to enable physicians to make treatment decisions that are individualized and appropriate to the patient's needs, thereby improving patient outcomes.

Strategies for Improved Seizure Reporting

Before we begin to rely more heavily on technology for seizure detection, clinician-patient trust needs to improve.

Respiratory Muscle Training in Multiple Sclerosis

Early intervention in the case of respiratory compromise in patients with multiple sclerosis has the potential to prevent infection and maintain pulmonary function.

Primary Periodic Paralysis: A Physician's Personal ...

Neurology Advisor spoke with Annabelle Baughan, a retired hematologist-oncologist, who shared her personal experience with Andersen-Tawil syndrome.

Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement: A Neuroethical Minefield

The focus on enhanced cognitive function could sideline equally important aspects of life such as health and relationships.

Improving Palliative Care in Movement Disorders

Parkinsonism syndromes are associated with progressive disability and increased mortality, with symptom burden comparable to that of advanced cancer.

Stroke in Women: Risk, Prevention, Treatment

For more details about differences in stroke risk, prevention, and treatment in women, Neurology Advisor spoke with Elisabeth B. Marsh, MD, from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kristy Yuan, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Malpractice liability reform would best be analyzed on a specialty-by-specialty basis.


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The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

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Latest in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Much International Consensus Regarding Employment in Autism

There is international consensus as to the importance of work experience and vocational training for helping individuals with ASD obtain employment.

FDA Fast-Tracks Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

There are currently no approved pharmacological treatments that address these core symptoms of ASD.

Controversial New Research Changes the Narrative on Hans Asperger

Medical records of 48 children examined by Asperger show that he specifically called for 12 of the children to be transferred to the Am Spieglegrund facility, the 'euthanasia' institution founded in 1940.

Latest in Neuromuscular Disorders

Eculizumab May Improve Independent Walking Ability in Guillain-Barré Syndrome

High-dose intravenous immunoglobulin therapy was administered to all patients and may have contributed to neutralization of eculizumab.

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Gets Fast Track Status

ACE-083 is currently being studied in a Phase 2 trial for FSHD and another for Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease.

Belimumab Nonsuperior to Placebo for Reducing Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis

The investigators suggest that the recruited participants may have reached a plateau in symptoms, which may have decreased the chances of additional improvement with belimumab treatment.

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