Hello and welcome to brain disease weblog. Well introductions first. I am a qualified neurologist in NYC with interests in general clinical neurology and epilepsy. The human brain has always fascinated me from a young age and hence after finishing my residency in internal medicine, I decided to further specialize in Neurology and sub specialize in Epilepsy. Whenever I go on the internet looking for information about specific neurological diseases and conditions, it always bothers me that there are very few patient oriented sites. The ones which do exist either disseminate rudimentary information or charge a fee for it.
Patient’s are usually not able to access quality review articles written by experts in the field published in leading neurology journals like Neurology, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, European Neurology or New England Journal of Medicine. Of course these articles are more scientific and difficult for a lay person to understand.
Hence the purpose of this blog. It is my attempt in a small way to disseminate information regarding common neurological conditions in a way that you can understand. Information which is current, comprehensive and mostly importantly accurate.
Before we start I want to remind you what I was taught in my medical school:
” not reading ( your textbooks) is like sailing on uncharted seas but not seeing the patient is like not going to the sea at all”
There is no substitute to an actual visit to your physician. You can read about the disease you feel you have but always always do consult your physician.
Hope you find the information here useful.