Bell Palsy – Hills

Handout from Dr Amy Hills' presentation for Primary Care Neurology re: Bell Palsy.  At the top is a True/False quiz - no peeking! Bells Palsy

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Differentiating Conversion vs Factitious vs Malingering Disorders – Hughes

Difficulty is that these cannot be differentiated by self-report only; the clinician HAS to investigate other sources of information. CONVERSION Symptoms or deficits affecting voluntary motor or sensory functioning Actually very rare Commonly recurs (25% in the first year) Risk factors:  maladaptive personality traits (borderline, histrionic traits), history of childhood abuse/neglect, stressful life events may… Continue reading Differentiating Conversion vs Factitious vs Malingering Disorders – Hughes

Dementia Overview – Allison-McNutt

Overview: Gradual increase in incidence as you age 50% change after age 85 Annual screening over age 70 (AAN recommendation) 60% of dementia is Alzheimers Lewy Body Dementia (psychiatric/visual hallucinations with Parkinson's symptoms) is as prevalent as vascular dementia  5% Parkinson's < 5% frontotemporal dementia Dementia is generally progressive and acquired; increased risk when patients… Continue reading Dementia Overview – Allison-McNutt