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BrainWaves Quanta: Drug-induced parkinsonism

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 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.

Produced by James E Siegler and Erika Mejia. Music by Hyson and Jazzhar. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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