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Understanding Pain in Parkinson's

Originally Presented on May 24, 2011
Led by Jeffrey Wertheimer, Ph.D.

Do you experience pain as part of your Parkinson's disease (PD)? This can be an under-recognized symptom of Parkinson's. Find out more by viewing this one-hour online seminar led by Jeffrey Wertheimer, Ph.D., of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, on the topic to better understand pain and how it can be treated.

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Goals for Participants:

  • Gain a better understanding of the prevalence of pain in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Learn about the signs, symptoms, and manifestations of pain as it is relates to Parkinson's.
  • Learn about the experience of pain from the perspective of individuals with PD.
  • Learn about current treatments for pain in Parkinson's.



Jeffrey Wertheimer, faculty for a Parkinson's Disease Foundation PD ExpertBriefing

Jeffrey Wertheimer, Ph.D.

Dr. Wertheimer is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. He has extensive experience in neuropsychological and psychological assessment, psychotherapy, behavioral management/modification, and pain management intervention; he provides services for individuals in both the inpatient hospital and outpatient setting. With regard to neuropsychological evaluations, he has proficiency in conducting brief and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, competency evaluations, and forensic evaluations.  

Dr. Wertheimer invests a significant amount of time in research activities, writing scientific manuscripts, and lecturing nationally and internationally. His research interests are in the areas of movement disorders, particularly Parkinson's and the assessment of the nonmotor symptoms related to PD pre and post- deep brain stimulation, cognitive and functional outcome in individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, interdisciplinary collaboration, clinical validation of neuropsychological instruments in the assessment of brain injury, and cognitive rehabilitation.

He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. He completed his internship in Clinical Psychology at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, MI, and he completed his post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan/Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is currently the Chair of The Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Furthermore, he is a research consultant for The Parkinson Alliance.


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