The interface between neurology and psychiatry: the case of multiple sclerosis

Wong, E.K.O., Krishnadas, R. and Cavanagh, J. (2013) The interface between neurology and psychiatry: the case of multiple sclerosis. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 19(5), pp. 370-377. (doi: 10.1192/apt.bp.112.010710)

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Abstract

There has been a surge in interest in the boundaries of psychiatry recently, both as a speciality in its own right and its identity as a branch of medicine separate from neurology. Our paper expands on this, provides examples of how recent developments in neuroimmunology can be beneficial for psychiatry, using multiple sclerosis (MS) as the case disease. We also provide a summary of literature around novel research on the treatment of depression using anti-inflammatory agents as a follow-up to the main content of this paper. The last section of this paper suggests approaches to the identification and management of major depressive disorder in MS and patients with co-morbid physical illnesses, and how this translates to general psychiatric practice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Krishnadas, Dr Rajeev and Cavanagh, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Wong, E.K.O., Krishnadas, R., and Cavanagh, J.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
ISSN:1355-5146
ISSN (Online):1472-1481

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