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Walking the line between neurological and mental health disorders

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Lecture Theatre 2

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207 Bouverie Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

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Speaker: Professor Sarah Wilson

Mental health disorders have been traditionally considered separately from neurological disorders in clinical practice, in terms of their underlying neurobiology, methods of diagnosis, and treatment. This talk will use the common neurological condition of epilepsy to challenge this long-held view given its high rate of mental health disorders, particularly depression and anxiety. While previously considered downstream consequences of living with epilepsy and its stigma, new thinking about the relationship between neurological and mental health disorders now frames these as ‘essential co-morbidities’. This talk will explore some of the neurobiological, clinical and epidemiological evidence for this new approach and the implications that it has for clinical diagnosis and treatment.

Professor Sarah Wilson is the Head of School, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is an internationally recognised expert in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology. Her research program has advanced our understanding of the neural basis of human cognition and behaviour.




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207 Bouverie Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

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