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10th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 21-23, 2024

October 21 -23, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA
INBC 2021

Wilfried Schupp

Speaker at Brain Disorders Conference - Wilfried Schupp
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Title : Affective disorders after stroke and traumatic brain injury in the long term perspective


Affective disorders are frequent after acquired brain lesions like stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Depression had been more often been studied than anxiety although incidence and prevalence of both is nearly equal, and a high comorbidity between both exists. Most research has been done in the (post)acute phase of stroke and TBI, whereas their incidence and prevalence increase in the long term run. These affective disorders are most often present for a period of time, are much seldomly persisting the whole time. There is no good correlation with type and severity of disablement, cognitive disturbances are more under discussion than motor disabilities. No indicators could be found for the risk if and when a person will suffer from such affective disorders. Therefore, repeated mental examinations are a must in the long term medical care.  In stroke patients differences of prevalence for anxiety and depression exist between countries in the five years perspective, why remains still unclear. But in every country the percentage of untreated patients is high, although pharmaco- and/or psychotherapy are effective. In TBI patients younger people has a higher life long risk for mental, especially affective disorders with difference between genders in subtypes. Addiction or aggression become relevant mental comorbidities in TBI survivors. If they also have a higher risk for cerebrodegenerative diseases, is under research


Dr. Schupp did residencies in Psychiatry at Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich, and in Neurology at the Clinic for Neurology, of Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Munich. At the same time, he started his work on neurorehabilitation together with the Clinic and Institute for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine of LMU Munich. Dr. Schupp certified as neurologist, psychiatrist, physiatrist, and geriatrist, and for social medicine. Since 1996 he is presently Medical Head of the Department for Neurology and Neuropsychology, Fachklinik Herzogenaurach, a privately owned rehabilitation clinic affiliated with FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. His scientific work deals with clinical approaches to neurorehabilitative problems in stroke, TBI, and others, even rare neuromuscular diseases. He is a member in many national and European advisory boards and is listed in Editorial boards of national and European journals in the field of (neuro) rehabilitation and social medicine.