Month: March 2021

Alcoholism and depression

The disease of alcoholism is often combined with different affective conditions: monopolar depression, bipolar disorder. Both mood disorders and alcoholism are often inherited. Alcohol itself is a dangerous, fast-acting, short-term “medicine for depression”, very toxic due to the large number of side effects, impossibility of its dosage. The lability of the breadth of its “therapeutic window” is an absolute contraindication to its use. […]

Light therapy for depression

Since ancient times, light therapy has been used as a remedy. More than 2000 years ago, doctors in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire cured lethargy and depression with sunlight, which was directed into the patient’s eyes. During his Arctic expeditions in the 1980s, Frederick Cook studied the effects of sunlight on travelers and Alaska Natives. He also […]

Neuroanatomy of affective disorders

The prefrontal cortex is the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the cerebral cortex. It is conditionally subdivided into dorsal areas responsible for cognitive functions (memory, attention, speech) and ventral areas that regulate decision making, response to external stimuli, social behavior, individuality ( Matsuo K. et al ., 2007; Prado J. with et al ., 2007). Hypofunction of the dorsal regions, due to […]

Depressive Disorders in Children with Neurological Diseases

In most cases, children with diseases of the central nervous system also have mental disorders. With epilepsy and other chronic conditions, they develop depression, mood swings, and other emotional problems. Depression is also common among parents of children with chronic neurological conditions such as epilepsy and neurofibromatosis . The situation is aggravated by the violation of the behavior […]

Demyelinating diseases and mental disorders

February 16, 2016 at MONIKI them. M.F. Vladimirsky held a scientific and practical conference ” Demyelinating diseases”. Chairman of the Scientific Committee – Sergei Viktorovich Kotov – Chief Neurologist of the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region, Chairman of the Moscow Regional Society of Neurologists, Head of the Neurological Department, Head of the Department of Neurology of the Faculty of Advanced Training of […]