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Neurologists and psychiatrists exchanged experiences

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published April 14, 2023 09:32

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The first Polish Congress of Neurology and Psychiatry, organized by Prof. Agnieszka Slowik and Prof. Piotr Galecki, is behind us.

- The idea of holding a joint meeting of neurologists and psychiatrists arose because very many disease entities require interdisciplinary diagnosis and therapeutic work. Mental and neurological disorders in certain groups of patients are even inseparable," Prof. Galecki, national consultant in psychiatry, told Medexpress. Well-known examples of such disease entities are dementia, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis. Those suffering from them will always (at the beginning, during or at the end of their illness) go to a neurologist and to a psychiatrist.

Professor Galecki also emphasized the role of communication in the media. - If there is a high prevalence of certain disease entities such as dementias, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, they become a social phenomenon. Various opinions emerge, which can affect the stigmatization of certain phenomena and people suffering from these diseases. Hence the great role of journalists and the media informing and educating the public about these disease entities, thus contributing to the destigm...

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