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Re: Novel treatment for schizophrenia SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on December 15, 2021, at 10:44:05

In reply to Re: Novel treatment for schizophrenia undopaminergic, posted by SLS on December 14, 2021, at 20:08:59

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> I think the basis upon which you define neurological disorders is arbitrary.

OK.

> There are hundreds of thousands of scientific works that demonstrate anomalies in both structure and function of the brain in Bipolar Disorder. Isn't that de facto neurological?
>

Neurological in the sense of involvement of nerve cells, yes. Neurological in the sense of medical specialty it belongs to, no.

Last I heard there was still no brain scan or other test that can be used for diagnosis. That sounds like a failure to understand the neurological basis of the disorder.

> In *your* opinion, is the *resultant* disease state in Bipolar Disorder a neurological condition, or is it exclusively psychological?
>

I don't think it is either. I would concede that you may call it neuropsychiatric.

> > Also, there are often psychological factors involved in bipolar disorder.
>
> How is this statement of yours salient to the categorization of Bipolar Disorder?
>

In the sense that you can't classify psychological factors as neurological, even if they eventually translate into effects on the nervous system.

> Psychological factors are also involved in:
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> https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0,31&as_vis=1&q=psychological+contributions+etiology+physical
>

Yeah, the psyche is powerful!

> In 1992, a PET scan was performed on me at the National Institutes of Health. The images demonstrated that my brain activity was significantly lower in select regions compared to healthy controls.
>

Yes, I saw the pictures you posted a while ago.

> Q: What prevents you from coming to the conclusion that Bipolar Disorder is a neurological disease?
>

I don't know.

-undopaminergic


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