Jan 13, 2014
1) Guideline on assessment and management of psychiatric disorders in individuals with multiple sclerosis and 2) Topic of the month: Parkinson's and parkinsonism disorders. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Mark Keegan interviews Dr. Sarah Minden about AAN paper on assessment and management of psychiatric disorders in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about airplane headache. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Binit Shah interviews Dr. Melissa Armstrong about diagnosis, management and prognosis of atypical parkinsonian disorders. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Keegan, Minden, Numis and Armstrong.Dr. Keegan serves as Chief Editor of eMedicine and receives research support from Terumo BCT.Dr. Minden received honoraria and travel reimbursement for meetings from Pfizer Inc, Merck Serono, Genentech, Inc., Novartis, and Avanir Pharmaceuticals; received research support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Center for Mental Health Services, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; holds stock options in Merck Serono, Schering-Plough Corp, and GlaxoSmithKline.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Armstrong serves on the Level of Evidence Review Team for Neurology®; is an evidence-based guideline methodology consultant for the AAN; receives research support from Abbvie as local sub-investigator; received a 2011 Movement Disorders Society travel Scholarship to the MDS International Congress; and in 2010-2011 was partially funded by a Edmond J. Safra Fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital.