Chaos theories and therapeutic commonalities among depression, Parkinson's disease, and cardiac arrhythmias.
Toro MG; Ruiz JS; Talavera JA; Blanco C
Compr Psychiatry 1999 May-Jun;40(3):238-44

ABSTRACT:
This Report Reviews And Compares All Therapies That Have Shown
Efficacy In Depression And Parkinson's Disease, Although Some
Are Not In Current Use And Others Are At The Experimental Stage.
They Include Pharmacological Modification Of Neurotransmitter
Pathways, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Sleep Deprivation,
Psychosurgery, Electrical Stimulation Through Cerebral
Electrodes, And Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Stemming
From A Pathophysiological Model That Stresses The Brain As An
Open, Complex, And Nonlinear System, All Therapies Have Been
Attributed A Common Mechanism Of Action. This Report Suggests
That The Therapeutic Isomorphism Is Related To Their Ability To
Help The CNS Deactivate Cortical-subcortical Circuits That Are
Dysfunctionally Coupled. These Circuits Are Self-organized Among
Neurons Of Their Informational Subsystem (rapid Conduction) And
Modulating Subsystem (slow Conduction). Finally, This Report
Extends The Analysis And Comparison Of These Therapies To Some
Cardiac Arrhythmias.
MAIN MESH
HEADINGS:
Arrhythmia/*therapy
Depressive Disorder/*therapy
*Nonlinear Dynamics
Parkinson Disease/*therapy
PUBLICATION TYPES:
JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW
REVIEW, TUTORIAL
LANGUAGES: Eng

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