71| Neuropsych Bite: Pediatric Transverse Myelitis – With Dr. Lana Harder

05.15.2021 - By Navigating Neuropsychology

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Transverse myelitis is a disorder of spinal cord inflammation and demyelination. Although more common in adults, it does occur in children. In the past, people believed that transverse myelitis was not associated with cognitive symptoms, given that it exclusively impacts the spinal cord (not the brain). However, recent evidence suggests that performance on cognitive testing can be negatively impacted in some children with transverse myelitis. To learn more about this condition in children, John and Ryan speak with Lana Harder, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, who is a founding member and current Co-Director of the Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Clinic. Show notes are available at www.NavNeuro.com/71 _________________ If you’d like to support the show, here are a few easy ways: 1) Get APA-approved CE credit for listening to select episodes: www.NavNeuro.com/INS  2) Tell your friends and colleagues about it 3) Subscribe (free) and leave an Apple Podcasts rating/review: www.NavNeuro.com/itunes 4) Contribute to the discussion in the comments section of the website (click the episode link listed above) or on Twitter (@NavNeuro)   Thanks for listening, and join us next time as we continue to navigate the brain and behavior! [Note: This podcast and all linked content is intended for general educational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of psychology or any other professional healthcare advice and services. No professional relationship is formed between hosts and listeners. All content is to be used at listeners’ own risk. Users should always seek appropriate medical and psychological care from their licensed healthcare provider.]

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