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Living with PD and struggling with impulse control? You may not be alone.

In a recent study published in Neurology, researchers at the University of Florida find that impulse control disorders are likely more common in Parkinson’s disease (PD) than previously believed. Impulse control disorders (ICD) are characterized by patients having difficulty regulating their emotions or behaviors which can leave patients feeling embarrassed and…

One-Time Paroxysm of Artistic Talent in Focal Epilepsy

Congratulations to Drs. Sreya Malladi, Kenneth Heilman and Giridhar Kalamangalam, on the publication of “One-Time Paroxysm of Artistic Talent in Focal Epilepsy,” which was published in the August 22nd edition of Neurocase. ABSTRACT Despite having unremarkable artistic talent, an 8-year-old male with chronic focal epilepsy from the…

Online vs Face-to-Face Administration of Impulse Control Disorder Questionnaires in Parkinson Disease: Does Method Matter?

Congratulations to Drs. Robert Eisinger, Michael Okun, and Aysegul Gundez on the publication of “Online vs Face-to-Face Administration of Impulse Control Disorder Questionnaires in Parkinson Disease: Does Method Matter?”  This article was published in the August 31st edition of Neurology: Clinical Practice ABSTRACT Background: Social desirability bias, the tendency to…

COM Helps Local Girls Explore Careers in Health Care

Three University of Florida groups partner to engage underrepresented groups in medicine Aug. 3, 2022 — La’nya Fountain, a 14-year-old Pace Center for Girls student, peered into the mouth of a mannequin and inserted an intubation tube. Across the room, Don’nyia Quinn examined her own cells beneath a microscope. Students from…

Diagnosis and management of functional tic-like phenomena

Congratulations to Drs. Irene Malaty and Michael Okun on the publication of “Diagnosis and management of functional tic-like phenomena.”  This article was published in the August 21st edition of OSF Preprints. Abstract Over the past 3 years, a global phenomenon has emerged characterized by the sudden onset and…

Resident of the Month

We are excited to announce our inaugural Resident of the Month, awarded today to Ramsha Farrukh, MD.  Dr. Farrukh was essential in management and care of her patients this month, going above and beyond for them.  She spent many hours on the phone with families who could not…