Psychiatric Comorbidity in Neurological Disorders: Towards a Multidisciplinary Approach to Illness Management in the United Arab Emirates
Conclusion: Our results indicate similar prevalence rates of comorbid psychiatric symptoms to studies carried out in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and relatively high attendance and referral rates to psychiatric services.Implications: The results shed light on the clinical profile of patients in this region and support the need for integrated collaborative medical services. Moreover, findings have important implications for health care policies pertaining to resource distribution and funding.IntroductionMedical care has traditionally been dominated by a separation between disciplines catering to physiological symptoms versus those catering to psychological symptoms (1). Emerging research points to psychiatric comorbidity in the primary care setting and in specialized services, especially with chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Among psychiatric comorbidities, depression and anxiety disorders are the most prevalent and have been found to hinder treatment response, increasing disability and reducing functional outcome (2–6). Given the shared etiological processes between neurological disorders and psychiatric disorders, reports of 50% prevalence rates of depression and anxiety among neurology patients are not surprising (7). Despite ample evidence on comorbidity, the provision of psychiatric intervention for such patients remains lacking.Several epidemiological studies have attempted to quantify psychiatric comorbidity in primary...
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Publication date: October 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, Volume 45Author(s): Arianna Di Stadio, Massimo Ralli, Marta Altieri, Antonio Greco, Daniela Messineo, Evanthia Bernitsas
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 4th August 2020) - added translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.
This is advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 4th August 2020) - added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.
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CONCLUSION: Anti-NMO assays, made available during the last five years with the help of The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, have led to a clear jump in the number of cases diagnosed. Major advances in the field of epidemiology, imaging, and pathophysiology of NMO-SD have led to improved patient care and outcome. PMID: 32741562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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