Prof Alan Carson

Dr Alan Carson

Prof Alan Carson

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist
Honorary Professor of Neuropsychiatry
University of Edinburgh

Professor Alan Carson's research focuses on disorders at the interface of psychiatry and neurology. Traditionally both academic study and NHS services for 'brain' disorders has been separated into these two 'camps' of understanding, where as patients have diseases that incorporate both; i.e. depression is one of the major determinants of outcome after stroke and one of the commonest causes of paralysis is 'functional'. The theme of Professor Carson's research has been to bring an integrated understanding on both a personal level, and via collaboration, to these disorders. The particular focus has been on enhancing the understanding and treatment of functional paralysis and seizures which we refer to as 'functional disorders'.

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