The close and complex relationships between psychiatric and neurologic disorders have been identified for a long time. This chapter briefly discusses this disorder, which comprises the explanation why neurologists and psychiatrists should talk to one another, their consequences, the cause of lack in communication, the neurologists' perspective, and the psychiatrists' perspective. The difficulty that arises between psychiatrists and neurologists may stem from fear and discomfort, as psychiatrists are not familiar enough with medicine in general, and specifically neurology. The same holds true for neurologists dealing with psychiatric problems in their patients. As a result, instead of admitting difficulty, which has its own set of problems, the practitioner may deny the existence of the problem or avoid asking questions that would put him or her in an unfamiliar situation; thus, it leads in lack of communication.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Psychiatric Controversies in Epilepsy|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|
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