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The Role of Neurologist in the Assessment and Treatment of Depression [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-44341

The Role of Neurologist in the Assessment and Treatment of Depression

Emre Kumral1, Fatma Ece Bayam2
1Ege University Medical School Hospital Neurology Department, İzmir, Turkey
2Üsküdar University, Psychology Department, İstanbul, Turkey

Depression is whether a complication of a neurological disorder or a concomitant illness, unconnected of the degree of neurological disease. In the course of neurological disorders, depression may reveal neurological signs and symptoms, and there is some evidence for depression may be a risk factor in some neurological disease itself. There is limited evidence for the treatment of depression in neurological diseases and usually treatment is based on the decision of psychiatrists. In some patients with depression accompanying neurological diseases can be specially complicate because of communication difficulties and due to difficulties in developing emotional expression. However, effective diagnostic tools and screening methods have been developed for the assessment of depression in neurological disorders. In the recent years, there have been in large quantities of clinical trials, which supported the critical role of neurologist in assessing and treating of depressive symptoms. This review aim to demonstrate the importance and role of a neurologist in the diagnosis and treatment of depression in neuropsychiatric diseases.

Keywords: brain injury, depression, dementia.epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease




Corresponding Author: Emre Kumral, Türkiye


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