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Paradoxical phenomenon in psychiatry

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Background: The science of mental health is evolving and rapidly changing.

    The progression that took place since chlorpromazine came into existence such as

    development in neuro-imaging and neuro-chemistry has changed our understanding

    of mental health from purely psychological and social to biological means. However, the aetiopathogenesis of mental illness is still hot clear and we still cannot find a

    reasonable cure to these ailments. The authors in their quest found that psychiatry

    practice is filled with paradoxes. For example: Epilepsy and ECT: Epilepsy causes

    mental illness but ECT is used to treat mental illness but their mechanism is unknown.

    These paradoxes raise more questions.

    Objectives: the Objective of this paper is to explore about the existences of psychiatry

    paradoxes that would further guide our search for better understanding and

    treatment of mental disorders.

    Methods: Literature Search using existing databases and search engines.

    Findings: As of this point, the authors found few paradoxes. Epilepsy and ECT, Use

    of Serotonin receptors blockade and serotonin reuptake enhancers simultaneously,

    The Authors aims to find more of such phenomenon in their search and present the

    findings at the conference

    Conclusions: The Authors conclude that psychiatry paradoxes exist and confuse our

    evidence based delivery of services. The current exploration would give direction into

    future research.

UOW Authors


  •   Garg, Vikas
  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Malesu, Rammohan Rao (external author)
  •   Garg, Hitta (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Garg, V., Pai, N. B., Malesu, R. & Garg, H. (2012). Paradoxical phenomenon in psychiatry. RANZCP 2012: New Zealand Conference: Winds of Change - Nga hau karure: Integrated Care (pp. 44-45). New Zealand: The Conference Company.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/505

Start Page


  • 44

End Page


  • 45

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.ranzcp2012.co.nz/programme/

Abstract


  • Background: The science of mental health is evolving and rapidly changing.

    The progression that took place since chlorpromazine came into existence such as

    development in neuro-imaging and neuro-chemistry has changed our understanding

    of mental health from purely psychological and social to biological means. However, the aetiopathogenesis of mental illness is still hot clear and we still cannot find a

    reasonable cure to these ailments. The authors in their quest found that psychiatry

    practice is filled with paradoxes. For example: Epilepsy and ECT: Epilepsy causes

    mental illness but ECT is used to treat mental illness but their mechanism is unknown.

    These paradoxes raise more questions.

    Objectives: the Objective of this paper is to explore about the existences of psychiatry

    paradoxes that would further guide our search for better understanding and

    treatment of mental disorders.

    Methods: Literature Search using existing databases and search engines.

    Findings: As of this point, the authors found few paradoxes. Epilepsy and ECT, Use

    of Serotonin receptors blockade and serotonin reuptake enhancers simultaneously,

    The Authors aims to find more of such phenomenon in their search and present the

    findings at the conference

    Conclusions: The Authors conclude that psychiatry paradoxes exist and confuse our

    evidence based delivery of services. The current exploration would give direction into

    future research.

UOW Authors


  •   Garg, Vikas
  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Malesu, Rammohan Rao (external author)
  •   Garg, Hitta (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Garg, V., Pai, N. B., Malesu, R. & Garg, H. (2012). Paradoxical phenomenon in psychiatry. RANZCP 2012: New Zealand Conference: Winds of Change - Nga hau karure: Integrated Care (pp. 44-45). New Zealand: The Conference Company.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/505

Start Page


  • 44

End Page


  • 45

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.ranzcp2012.co.nz/programme/