Medical Careers How to Become a Neurologist
Hello, my name is mark macbayne, i'm the practice administrator for hematology oncology at ucsf medical center.I'm here today to talk about how to become a neurologist.A neurologist is a physician who specializes in the brain.To become a physician, you must first go to college, completing a four year degree at a college or university, typically majoring in a science discipline such as biology.It is not required however to major in a science discipline, if you choose not to major in a science however, you do need to make sure.
You take all of the science prerequisites for medical school, being, at least two years of biology, two years of chemistry, a year of physics, and a year of calculus.Upon completing your undergraduate career, you will need to take what's known as the mcat, or the medical college admissions test.This is standardized exam used by medical schools to evaluate medical school applicants.They use this along with your gpa.Medical school is very competitive, and so, it is very important to maintain a strong gpa, 3.7 or higher.Once you've been.
Accepted to medical school, you've committed to an additional four year course of study.The first two years of medical school are typically reserved for didactic instruction and health sciences, whereas the second two years are typically reserved for training in clinical skills.Upon completing medical school you are a medical , however, you are not ready to practice as a neurologist.All physicians, regardless of the specialty, must complete a residency following medical school.In this case it would be a residency in neurology.This is a period of time in which you work under licensed neurologists,.
Jill Bolte Taylors stroke of insight
I grew up to study the brain because i have a brother who has been diagnosed with a brain disorder, schizophrenia.And as a sister and later, as a scientist, i wanted to understand, why is it that i can take my dreams, i can connect them to my reality, and i can make my dreams come true what is it about my brother's brain and his schizophrenia that he cannot connect his dreams to a common and shared reality, so they instead become delusion so i dedicated my career to research into the severe mental illnesses.
And i moved from my home state of indiana to boston, where i was working in the lab of Francine benes, in the harvard department of psychiatry.And in the lab, we were asking the question, what are the biological differences between the brains of individuals who would be diagnosed as normal control, as compared with the brains of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective or bipolar disorder so we were essentially mapping the microcircuitry of the brain which cells are communicating with which cells, with which chemicals, and then in what quantities of those chemicals.
So there was a lot of meaning in my life because i was performing this type of research during the day, but then in the evenings and on the weekends, i traveled as an advocate for nami, the national alliance on mental illness.But on the morning of december 10, 1996, i woke up to discover that i had a brain disorder of my own.A blood vessel exploded in the left half of my brain.And in the course of four hours, i watched my brain completely deteriorate in its ability to process all information.
On the morning of the hemorrhage, i could not walk, talk, read, write or recall any of my life.I essentially became an infant in a woman's body.If you've ever seen a human brain, it's obvious that the two hemispheres are completely separate from one another.And i have brought for you a real human brain.Groaning, laughter so this is a real human brain.This is the front of the brain, the back of brain with the spinal cord hanging down, and this is how it would be positioned inside of my head.
And when you look at the brain, it's obvious that the two cerebral cortices are completely separate from one another.For those of you who understand computers, our right hemisphere functions like a parallel processor, while our left hemisphere functions like a serial processor.The two hemispheres do communicate with one another through the corpus callosum, which is made up of some 300 million axonal fibers.But other than that, the two hemispheres are completely separate.Because they process information differently, each of our hemispheres think about different things, they care about different things, and, dare i say,.
They have very different personalities.Excuse me.Thank you.It's been a joy.Assistant it has been.Laughter our right human hemisphere is all about this present moment.It's all about right here, right now.Our right hemisphere, it thinks in pictures and it learns kinesthetically through the movement of our bodies.Information, in the form of energy, streams in simultaneously through all of our sensory systems and then it explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, what this present moment smells like and tastes like,.
What it feels like and what it sounds like.I am an energybeing connected to the energy all around me through the consciousness of my right hemisphere.We are energybeings connected to one another through the consciousness of our right hemispheres as one human family.And right here, right now, we are brothers and sisters on this planet, here to make the world a better place.And in this moment we are perfect, we are whole and we are beautiful.My left hemisphere, our left hemisphere, is a very different place.
Our left hemisphere thinks linearly and methodically.Our left hemisphere is all about the past and it's all about the future.Our left hemisphere is designed to take that enormous collage of the present moment and start picking out details, and more details about those details.It then categorizes and organizes all that information, associates it with everything in the past we've ever learned, and projects into the future all of our possibilities.And our left hemisphere thinks in language.It's that ongoing brain chatter that connects me and my internal world.
To my external world.It's that little voice that says to me, hey, you've got to remember to pick up bananas on your way home.I need them in the morning.It's that calculating intelligence that reminds me when i have to do my laundry.But perhaps most important, it's that little voice that says to me, i am.I am.And as soon as my left hemisphere says to me i am, i become separate.I become a single solid individual, separate from the energy flow around me and separate from you.
And this was the portion of my brain that i lost on the morning of my stroke.On the morning of the stroke, i woke up to a pounding pain behind my left eye.And it was the kind of caustic pain that you get when you bite into ice cream.And it just gripped me and then it released me.And then it just gripped me and then it released me.And it was very unusual for me to ever experience any kind of pain, so i thought, ok, i'll just start my normal routine..
So i got up and i jumped onto my cardio glider, which is a fullbody, fullexercise machine.And i'm jamming away on this thing, and i'm realizing that my hands look like primitive claws grasping onto the bar.And i thought, that's very peculiar.And i looked down at my body and i thought, whoa, i'm a weirdlooking thing.And it was as though my consciousness had shifted away from my normal perception of reality, where i'm the person on the machine having the experience, to some esoteric space where i'm witnessing myself having this experience.
And it was all very peculiar, and my headache was just getting worse.So i get off the machine, and i'm walking across my living room floor, and i realize that everything inside of my body has slowed way down.And every step is very rigid and very deliberate.There's no fluidity to my pace, and there's this constriction in my area of perception, so i'm just focused on internal systems.And i'm standing in my bathroom getting ready to step into the shower, and i could actually hear the dialogue inside of my body.
I heard a little voice saying, ok.You muscles, you've got to contract.You muscles, you relax.And then i lost my balance, and i'm propped up against the wall.And i look down at my arm and i realize that i can no longer define the boundaries of my body.I can't define where i begin and where i end, because the atoms and the molecules of my arm blended with the atoms and molecules of the wall.And all i could detect was this energy energy.And i'm asking myself, what is wrong with me.
What is going on and in that moment, my left hemisphere brain chatter went totally silent.Just like someone took a remote control and pushed the mute button.Total silence.And at first i was shocked to find myself inside of a silent mind.But then i was immediately captivated by the magnificence of the energy around me.And because i could no longer identify the boundaries of my body, i felt enormous and expansive.I felt at one with all the energy that was, and it was beautiful there.Then all of a sudden my left hemisphere comes back online.
And it says to me, hey! we've got a problem! we've got to get some help.And i'm going, ahh! i've got a problem! laughter so it's like, ok, i've got a problem.But then i immediately drifted right back out into the consciousness and i affectionately refer to this space as la la land.But it was beautiful there.Imagine what it would be like to be totally disconnected from your brain chatter that connects you to the external world.So here i am in this space, and my job, and any stress related to my job it was gone.
And i felt lighter in my body.And imagine all of the relationships in the external world and any stressors related to any of those they were gone.And i felt this sense of peacefulness.And imagine what it would feel like to lose 37 years of emotional baggage! laughter oh! i felt euphoria euphoria.It was beautiful.And again, my left hemisphere comes online and it says, hey! you've got to pay attention.We've got to get help.And i'm thinking, i've got to get help.I've got to focus..
So i get out of the shower and i mechanically dress and i'm walking around my apartment, and i'm thinking, i've got to get to work.Can i drive and in that moment, my right arm went totally paralyzed by my side.Then i realized, oh my gosh! i'm having a stroke! and the next thing my brain says to me is, wow! this is so cool! laughter this is so cool! how many brain scientists have the opportunity to study their own brain from the inside out laughter and then it crosses my mind, but i'm a very busy woman!.
Laughter i don't have time for a stroke! so i'm like, ok, i can't stop the stroke from happening, so i'll do this for a week or two, and then i'll get back to my routine.Ok.So i've got to call help.I've got to call work.I couldn't remember the number at work, so i remembered, in my office i had a business card with my number.So i go into my business room, i pull out a threeinch stack of business cards.And i'm looking at the card on top.
And even though i could see clearly in my mind's eye what my business card looked like, i couldn't tell if this was my card or not, because all i could see were pixels.And the pixels of the words blended with the pixels of the background and the pixels of the symbols, and i just couldn't tell.And then i would wait for what i call a wave of clarity.And in that moment, i would be able to reattach to normal reality and i could tell that's not the card.That's not the card.
It took me 45 minutes to get one inch down inside of that stack of cards.In the meantime, for 45 minutes, the hemorrhage is getting bigger in my left hemisphere.I do not understand numbers, i do not understand the telephone, but it's the only plan i have.So i take the phone pad and i put it right here.I take the business card, i put it right here, and i'm matching the shape of the squiggles on the card to the shape of the squiggles on the phone pad.
But then i would drift back out into la la land, and not remember when i came back if i'd already dialed those numbers.So i had to wield my paralyzed arm like a stump and cover the numbers as i went along and pushed them, so that as i would come back to normal reality, i'd be able to tell, yes, i've already dialed that number.Eventually, the whole number gets dialed and i'm listening to the phone, and my colleague picks up the phone and he says to me,.
woo woo woo woo.Laughter laughter and i think to myself, oh my gosh, he sounds like a golden retriever! laughter and so i say to him clear in my mind, i say to him this is jill! i need help! and what comes out of my voice is, woo woo woo woo woo.I'm thinking, oh my gosh, i sound like a golden retriever.So i couldn't know i didn't know that i couldn't speak or understand language until i tried.So he recognizes that i need help and he gets me help.
And a little while later, i am riding in an ambulance from one hospital across boston to massachusetts general hospital.And i curl up into a little fetal ball.And just like a balloon with the last bit of air, just right out of the balloon, i just felt my energy lift and just i felt my spirit surrender.And in that moment, i knew that i was no longer the choreographer of my life.And either the s rescue my body and give me a second chance at life, or this was perhaps my moment of transition.
When i woke later that afternoon, i was shocked to discover that i was still alive.When i felt my spirit surrender, i said goodbye to my life.And my mind was now suspended between two very opposite planes of reality.Stimulation coming in through my sensory systems felt like pure pain.Light burned my brain like wildfire, and sounds were so loud and chaotic that i could not pick a voice out from the background noise, and i just wanted to escape.Because i could not identify the position of my body in space,.
I felt enormous and expansive, like a genie just liberated from her bottle.And my spirit soared free, like a great whale gliding through the sea of silent euphoria.Nirvana.I found nirvana.And i remember thinking, there's no way i would ever be able to squeeze the enormousness of myself back inside this tiny little body.But then i realized, but i'm still alive! i'm still alive, and i have found nirvana.And if i have found nirvana and i'm still alive, then everyone who is alive can find nirvana..
And i pictured a world filled with beautiful, peaceful, compassionate, loving people who knew that they could come to this space at any time.And that they could purposely choose to step to the right of their left hemispheres and find this peace.And then i realized what a tremendous gift this experience could be, what a stroke of insight this could be to how we live our lives.And it motivated me to recover.Two and a half weeks after the hemorrhage, the surgeons went in, and they removed a blood clot the size of a golf ball.
That was pushing on my language centers.Here i am with my mama, who is a true angel in my life.It took me eight years to completely recover.So who are we we are the lifeforce power of the universe, with manual dexterity and two cognitive minds.And we have the power to choose, moment by moment, who and how we want to be in the world.Right here, right now, i can step into the consciousness of my right hemisphere, where we are.I am the lifeforce power of the universe.
I am the lifeforce power of the 50 trillion beautiful molecular geniuses that make up my form, at one with all that is.Or, i can choose to step into the consciousness of my left hemisphere, where i become a single individual, a solid.Separate from the flow, separate from you.I am Jill bolte taylor intellectual, neuroanatomist.These are the we inside of me.Which would you choose which do you choose and when i believe that the more time we spend choosing to run the deep innerpeace circuitry.
Mom Refuses Ritalin and Heals Her ADHD Autism Kids With Natural Medicine
Hello.I am deborah merlin, the author of victory over adhd, a book that explains a holistic approach for helping children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.I'd like to share with you the struggles i had raising twin sons who were born prematurely and how natural medicine offered success after years of conventional medicine failures.Both of my sons received conflicting diagnosis by the time they were threeyearsold.Their diagnosis included high functioning autism, aspergers syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.Their premature birth caused them to have speech delays, gross motor skill delays, and fine motor skill delays.Their adhd symptoms.
Included hyperactivity, a challenging time in completing tasks in school, speaking out of turn, acting defiant, and being spacedout.They were also medically challenged with chronic ear infections, respiratory infections, asthma, and multiple environmental and food allergies.One of the boys also had facial tics, constant irritability, a violent temper with no impulse control, and seizurelike activity. s, therapist, teachers, family members and friends insisted that we put our sons on stimulant medications to address their adhd symptoms.The drugs they recommended included adderall, ritalin and concerta.The s and therapists.
Downplayed the sideeffects of stimulant drugs.They told me that my children might experience a loss of appetite and have insomnia, but that those sideeffects would pass after a while.My husband and i were opposed to giving our children stimulant drugs for many reasons.First, stimulants cause a loss of appetite, and since our sons were picky eaters and lower than average for weight and height.Stimulant medications can cause facial tics, and since one of our sons already had facial tics, using these drugs on him didn't make any sense.
Adhd drugs can stunt the growth in young children by preventing the release of growth hormones from the pituitary gland.But these drugs do not just affect physical growth they can affect brain growth as well.Studies show that stimulants can cause a growing brain to malfunction and even shrink.It seemed to me that the sideeffects of ritalin and other stimulants would conflict with what is natural for a child's growing body.All stimulant drugs cause constriction of veins and arteries, which can cause the heart to work overtime and lead to heart damage.There is no drug that can cure adhd.The drugs may.
Suppress some symptoms, but not without potential for serious side effects, and adhd drugs are prescribed for the longterm.A great website to learn about the sideeffects of any medication is drugwatch.It took me seven years of research and trying different modalities to find the solutions that finally helped my children heal.One of my twins had recurring ear infections and he had been prescribed 35 rounds of antibiotics before he was fiveyearsold.He was also hyperactive and would constantly spin his chair.The pediatrician recommended that we put him on a permanent low dose of antibiotics.It turned out that a diary allergy.
Was the cause of the ear infections.Once dairy was removed from his diet his ear infections cleared and he never had another ear infection.The constant fluid buildup in his ears made him appear autistic since he was not hearing properly.After dairy was removed he no longer was hyperactive or exhibited autistic behavior.I started to buy organic produce and stopped feeding my sons anything made with artificial food coloring.This made a significant difference in their behavior.I went to an integrative medical and he tested my children for.
Heavy metal toxicity.The test results showed that they had high levels of lead in their bodies.Mercury was also present.The prescribed chelation therapy and specific supplements to remove the heavy metals.In my opinion, all children who are exhibiting a neurological disorder should be tested for heavy metal poisoning, for research estimates that lead toxicity is responsible for 21 of adhd cases in the united states.One of my twins was always irritable and had a violent temper with no impulse control.As he got older, his facial tics were becoming more severe.He was failing in school.Our integrative.
Medical ordered a qeeg and we learned that my son was having seizures! a qeeg is a quantitative computer analysis to measure brain electrical activity.Studies show that up to one third of children with adhd, autism and other neurological challenges are having brain seizure activity.Depakote is an antiseizure medicine that would be the typical treatment for brain seizures.However, since depakote has many serious sideeffects, our integrative medical was reluctant to prescribe it.Instead our ordered an amino acid panel and found that my son was deficient in several amino acids.Amino acids are the.
Building blocks of neurotransmitters in the brain.Shortly after my son started on the amino acid supplements, his facial tics stopped, his violent behavior went away, his seizures disappeared, he became happier, and remarkably, he went from failing in school to getting a's and b's in school.The results were breathtaking.Since an apple does not fall far from the tree, i thought it would be a good idea to have his brother and i tested as well.As it turned out, we were also deficient in amino acids and we too had great results.
Once we started taking amino acid supplements specific to our deficiencies.Ultimately, it was alternative medicine and dietary changes that healed my children of brain seizures, frequent respiratory infections, heavy metal toxicity, facial tics and the symptoms of autism and adhd.I wrote my book to share my story because there is a huge learning curve for parents who have children with neurological challenges.Parents have a right to know about the alternative modalities that can heal their children.Victory over adhd covers my children's story, as well as my own story of growing up and being afflicted with attention deficit.
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