Fernando Cendes

Universidade Estadual de Campinas – Campinas, Brasil.

Departamento de Neurologia

LECTURE: Mood, Anxiety Disorders and the Concept of Epilepsy as a Network Disease.

After decades of focused research into complex disorders such as dementia, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, it has become clear that there are overlapping components. Often, this interrelationship is simplified by stating that seizures are a “comorbidity” of what is considered to be “another” disorder like Alzheimer's disease, or epilepsy is a “risk factor” for Alzheimer's disease.

The implication is that “neurology” and “psychiatry” are less divided than one might think, and our approach to research and treatment should be adapted accordingly. In this presentation Fernando Cendes will discuss the a new assess of the relationships between neurological and psychiatric conditions in general, and specifically autism, depression, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and epilepsy.