Vol 47, No 6 (2013)

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Psychiatry and neurology: from dualism to integration

Jerzy A. Sobański1, Dominika Dudek234
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2013.39069
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(6):577-583.


The two objectives of the following paper are: to make few remarks on the topic absorbing neurologists, psychiatrists, and neuropsychiatrists – integration and division of their specialties; and to describe the situation in Poland, reflected in the latest literature. The authors describe the former and present processes of approaches and divisions in psychiatry and neurology. They indicate dissemination of mutual methods of structural and action brain neuroimaging, neurophysiology, neurogenetics, and advanced neurophysiology diagnostics. As it seems, even the effectiveness of psychotherapy, has recently been associated with changes in brain in functional and even structural markers. The authors indicate the value of the strive to join the still divided specialties, reflected worldwide in attempts of common education and clinical cooperation of physicians. It can be expected that subsequent years will bring further triumphs of neuropsychiatry – a field that combines psychiatry and neurology.

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