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I’m a clinical psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychology. Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. My primary emphasis at Rush is I see patients with movement disorders. So this includes patients with Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s, Huntington’s disease and dystonia.
So the patients come in to see the neurologist in the clinic. And as a psychologist, I’m doing screening evaluations to check for possible cognitive impairment, or emotional changes that are related to their movement disorder.
Over the years, I think I’ve become a better listener, in dealing with patients. So I’ve been able to learn from patients of how the disease affects them. And with that information, I’m able to relate that to other patients, so that hopefully they can deal with their illness a little bit better and give them strength and hope.