“In­te­gra­tion of psy­chi­a­try and neu­rol­ogy im­por­tant”

Sunday Express - - CHENNAI -

Chen­nai: Psy­chi­a­trists and neu­rol­o­gists must work in tandem to iden­tify ef­fec­tive treat­ment for com­plex epilep­tic prob­lems, said Kousuke Kanemoto of Aichi Med­i­cal Univer­sity, Ja­pan, on Satur­day. He was speak­ing at the 16th MV Arunacha­lam En­dow­ment Lec­ture ti­tled ‘Brain­storms and the Mind: Ex­plor­ing the Border­lands Be­tween Epilepsy and Schizophre­nia’, or­gan­ised by Chen­nai-based Neu­rokr­ish and Trimed Ther­apy. “Epilepsy and psy­chotic dis­or­ders like schizophre­nia are of­ten as­so­ci­ated in many pa­tients. To treat such cases, a holis­tic treat­ment should in­clude both men­tal care and brain care,” he said em­pha­sis­ing that both psy­chi­a­trists and neu­rol­o­gists have to come to­gether to cure such cases.

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