The link between epilepsy and psychiatry

– What is epilepsy, which shared area of disciplines does it come under?
Before we define epilepsy we have to define seizures. A seizure is a spontaneous sudden discharge of the brain cells (neurons). In order to be called epilepsy the patient has to have had at least one such seizure and carry the risk of having others. Epilepsy comes mainly within the field of psychiatry and neurology.

Bipolar Treatment and its Effects on Creativity

Although lacking a global definition, creativity is described as “the desire/tendency to see atypical connections”. Scales on creativity determine the ability of “thinking differently” and the level of creativity through the wide, analytical, finding rational solutions and insight sub-scales.

Evil Spirits

The middle-sized, bellied, chunky man was smiling while sitting in front of the doctor. He was quite cheerful. He made a classic opening by saying “My story is a little long and complicated!” It was classical because all patients would do the same.

Blind faith!

We should pay attention to new developments. We should have a look at them. Even if they raze to the ground what we knew until then, we should bravely talk to friends and to those who are informed and should try to understand it before we believe in it. And of course we should not jump at anything that is called new but first be sure that we have understood it before we believe in it.

Imagination and reality

Imagination and reality… Everything starts with a simple reality. Then one imagines something. And finally there is a return to reality. Suddenly one notices that what was imagined has come true! But what if it has not? Then one either calls it disappointment and one moves on, or one remains in the imagined world. The worst case is to be angry with reality and offended, and to hate both worlds.

What is EEG, what is it used for?

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a non-invasive, painless diagnostic method without any side effects, in which the brain’s electrical activity is recorded with the help of multiple metal discs placed on the scalp. EEG helps with the diagnosis of various brain disorders, particularly epilepsy.