Misdiagnosis and its consequences
Before going to TED talk, let me ask you a few questions??
Have you ever encountered a situation where you have been misdiagnosed for what you were suffering and given a wrong medication?
Do you think that, it is such a big mistake? Well after going well, we all have studied about the various types of incompatibilities, its consequences and how to treat them. Now what if the symptoms of what we are suffering from itself have been wrongly diagnosed?? Especially the case of vital organs such as brain & heart isn't it shocking?
Yes this is the subject topic of our speaker Aditi Shankardass. Our speaker starts her talk by how she was inspired to become a doctor on Neurology side when she was just 10 years old and then she directly goes in to the point about her in to the point about her Phd subject - the neurological causes of dyslexia in children. It is a disorder where the mental development of the child is retarded and may lead to certain mental impairments permanently. About 1in 6 children are suffering from it.
This disease is mostly diagnosed by observing the physical symptoms only & these symptoms have similarities. With those of autism and so it was so misleading and half of the children who were told to be suffering from autism were actually suffering from brain seizures which were curable.
These children would space out for seconds at a time, would not be able to communicate with others & were poor in language. When these children's were given anti -seizures medications, they over come all their problems in about 2 months only.
Now how come our speaker discovered this? This was when she was working with a team at Harvard University and later headed it who has recorded the ECG (Electroencephalogram) or the electrical activity of the brain by using an advanced technology which allows to watch the brain, its functions & to detect even the slightest abnormality. The brain Electrical Activity Mapping Programme traces the source of that abnormality then, the statistical probability Mapping program then calculates if this abnormality can be treated clinically. And now the speaker is in the process of setting a branch in India. And then she anecdote about a boy named Justin senigar whose story was telecasted even in the ABC News who has been wrongly diagnosed from brain seizures to autism.
Now if this continues, the real problems may go undetected or even worse. I conclude by thanking the speaker for bringing in to notice such miss happenings and there by enlighting us.
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Mrs. Roja Rani