Sorbonne University, Inserm, CNRS, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière, GH Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
One hundred and fifty years ago Charcot reported multiple sclerosis as a new neurological disease
Universidade de Brasília, Departamento de Ciências Médicas, Brasília DF, Brasil
From Charcot's descriptions to the current understanding of neuropsychiatric symptoms in multiple sclerosis.
Neuropsychiatric disorders in multiple sclerosis have been known since the original clinicopathological description by Charcot in the late nineteenth century. Charcot, in the last decades of his life, became involved in the field of neuropsychiatry. This produced a battle between rival schools in the era that still echoes to this day. Charcot's intuition, including the line of thought of Babinski, one of his most famous disciples, was that there was a connection between mood disorders and many of the diseases of the nervous system. Medicine's concern with establishing a relationship between mood disorders and disease stems from the ancient and middle ages with references found in the Hippocratic doctrine. However, it was only in the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, with Charcot's discoveries, that this discussion was established in a structured way, laying the foundations of neuropsychiatry.
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