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July 1, 2021
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare, monophasic autoimmune condition affecting the brain and spinal cord. The symptoms of ADEM can be variable, given that lesions can present in multiple areas of the central nervous system. ADEM shares certain clinical characteristics with other demyelinating conditions such as pediatric multiple sclerosis and transverse myelitis, but it also has important defining characteristics. To learn more about this condition, 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 _________________ 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:  2) Tell your friends and colleagues about it 3) Subscribe (free) and leave an Apple Podcasts rating/review: 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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Author: John Bellone & Ryan Van Patten – NavNeuro