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davidelliot

Whitianga, New Zealand
My Story   I was taken to hospital mid December 2007 aged 45 due to having a grand mal seizure or fit. CT scan confirmed our fears of a brain tumour, 2.5 cm in the left parietal lobe.   I had previously experienced a few discreet episodes of having difficulty talking and reading and the tumour was located in the part of my brain used for language.  The tumour was on the...
Communities: Cancer

Strapples Patient Expert

Palatine, Illinois
I was born on August 8th 1991. Two or more weeks premature. I spent the first three and a half years of my life in a Romanian orphanage, on the third year one of the caretakers attempted to kill me by throwing me down the stairs for complaining that she was stealing food. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury with skull fracture. I remember waking up in the hospital. Because of the premature birth...

Chris H.

United States
My name is Chris Hempel. In October 2007, my husband and I received life-threatening news about our cholesterol - but our lives weren't in danger. We learned that we were born with a defect in a critical cholesterol gene and that our precious six-year-old identical twin daughters, Addi and Cassi, inherited a double mutation - both genetic cholesterol defects. For many months, I'd known...

Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Biography I am Dr. Hal Sommerschield. I have my Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. I also have a BA degree from the University of Michigan, a B.D. degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and a M.A. degree from Michigan State University. I decided to become a psychologist after taking a high school class, which introduced me to Sigmund Freud's theories....

Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Tucson, Arizona
I am an educator, writer, author, speaker and mental health advocate. My goals are to be loving, educate, encourage, empower those affected by mental illness, abolish mental illness myths & misunderstandings, eradicate stigma surrounding diseases of the brain,write creatively, speak provocatively, live passionately, and inspire hope. In addition to managing my own website, I regularly...

SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Perpetual Student, Recovering Psychiatrist After college I completed a PhD in Neuroscience from the Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester.  I found myself getting tired of working with rats all day, and so I attended medical school, then completed a residency in Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. I was an anesthesiologist and pain doc for about 8 years,...

Christina B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

earth, Washington
I am just this woman with six kids, a big dog and a great husband. I stay home and am going to school next year...crazy? I also happen to be a brain tumor survivor, I have MS and have had a "female" issues.

annhertel Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Somewhere, Tennessee
The bipolar disorder diagnosis at the age of 23 was a relief to know I was not simply a bad person and there was a reason for the way I have felt. Yet I have been struggling to cope and understand this disorder... what does it mean? How do the brain imbalances affect my behavior and moods? Why do I rapid cycle? Why do I get obsessive thoughts? Is there a link between mania and memory? Is there...

Bill S. Health Maven

Elkridge, Maryland
I'm a 56-year old federal writer-editor who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 10 years ago. My balance and gait are severely affected, so I work from home. I attempt to attack this disease mostly by laughing at it. I hope I can bring a smile to your face as well. I've written a book about my experience with Parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation.  It's 100 percent of...
Communities: Parkinson's Disease

Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Los Angeles, California
I am a 38 year old female living in Los Angeles who was diagnosed with 4 meningiomas last year. I had 3 partial craniotomies and a gamma knife treatment last year. I just want to tell my story and help anyone else going through this if I can.
Communities: Brain Health