Christopher A Shirbin

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Postoperative seizures occur in 20-60% of patients who have epilepsy surgery. Despite this, there is limited understanding of a patient's experience of the recurrence of seizures after surgery. This study used a qualitative approach to identify key themes derived from content analysis of 15 in-depth patient interviews about the experience of seizure(More)
Speech disturbances (e.g., altered prosody) have been described in symptomatic Huntington's Disease (HD) individuals, however, the extent to which speech changes in gene positive pre-manifest (PreHD) individuals is largely unknown. The speech of individuals carrying the mutant HTT gene is a behavioural/motor/cognitive marker demonstrating some potential as(More)
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction and depression have both been shown to occur in Huntington's disease (HD) gene carriers prior to diagnosis (pre-HD) and in diagnosed HD patients. However, the relationship between HPA axis dysfunction and the severity of depressive symptomatology in pre-HD and early-HD has not been systematically(More)
Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis hyperactivity has been linked to learning and memory difficulties in a range of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions. In Huntington's disease (HD), both declines in learning and memory and HPA axis dysfunction are present early in the disease. However, the relationship between specific learning and(More)
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