The relationship between abuse and violence and the care of neurological patients is an important topic not often addressed. The incidence of abuse and violence has reached epidemic proportions affecting all individuals regardless of age or socioeconomic status. Twenty-two percent of women and seven percent of men surveyed reported being physically assaulted by a current or former partner in their lifetime.
The duty of public health professionals is to prevent disease morbidity and premature mortality in all populations by maximizing social, environmental, and structural conditions required for healthy living and abating harmful conditions.
Chronic pain is a common complaint in the population. It is an unpleasant, complex, and perceived experience that places a significant burden on patients and clinicians. Its severity may be mediated by emotion, attitude, and environmental influences, and expressed differently in children and adult of either gender. This blog considers common and uncommon causes of chronic pain.
Coauthored with Beatrice Beebe, PhD*
Neurology and psychiatry have been separated artificially by a divergence in their philosophical approaches, research and treatment methods. However the two fields are increasingly converging within the framework of modern neuroscience for the benefit of patients, many of whom straddle the two worlds.
The human microbiome, defined as the collection of microorganisms that reside within our body, have coevolved over the history of mankind, and have been overlooked as determinants of health and disease.