Neurobiology of Disease


Date: April 2, 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 10 a.m.
Theme: Introduction
Module: Clinical demonstration
Session: How neurological diagnoses are made
Instructor: Nutt
Description: Physicians in the clinic diagnose neurological and psychiatric diseases largely based on the patient's clinical history and physical examination. Laboratory tests are often unhelpful or simply confirmatory. The class will interview and examine a patient in order to trace the diagnostic steps necessary to define the part of the nervous system affected (AKA "where's the lesion") and then determine the underlying pathological process. This exercise will be used to compare clinical and research criteria for neuropsychiatric disease, and how that impacts studies of underlying mechanisms and potential therapies.
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