The neurology-psychiatry divide: a thought experiment

Reilly, T. (2015) The neurology-psychiatry divide: a thought experiment. BJPsych Bulletin, 39(3), pp. 134-135. (doi: 10.1192/pb.bp.113.045740) (PMID:26191452) (PMCID:PMC4478926)

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Diseases of the brain are generally classified as either neurological or psychiatric. However, these two groups of illnesses cannot be readily separated on the basis of pathophysiology or symptomatology. It is difficult to rationally explain to someone with no prior frame of reference why we have the split between neurological and psychiatric illness. This demonstrates that the division is untenable, which has implications for training in both psychiatry and neurology.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reilly, Mr Thomas
Authors: Reilly, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:BJPsych Bulletin
Publisher:The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Author
First Published:First published in BJPsych Bulletin 39(3):134-135
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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