Amritsar, October 28 : Contemporary life style and prevailing tension is the cause for increasing neuro diseases all over the world. Treatment for neuro diseases is difficult but curable. These views were expressed by Prof. Phillip J Robinson of Children Medical Research Institute, NSW from Australia while delivering his special lecture at the second day of 30th Indian Academy of Neurosciences meet organized by the Department of Biotechnology of the Guru Nanak Dev University.
This session was chaired by Prof. K.P. Mohanakumar, IICB, Kolkata; Dr. VijayaLaxami Ravindernath from CNS-IISc. Bangaluru; Dr. Subrato Sinha from NBRC, Manesar; Dr. P.K. Seth, Biotech Park, Lucknow and Prof. Sarah Dunlop from Australia also presented their research papers.
Prof. Robinson said that social support and sympathy are required for patients of depression. He said that many scientists all over the world are doing research on neuro diseases and hoped that they will discover suitable treatment for neuro patients.
He said that Epilepsy (Recurrent Seizures) in children is curable. He also stressed upon the use of Dynamin inhibitors as a treatment for epilepsy. He said that epilepsy arises in children due to myelination. He said that genetic factors play a major role in essentially every patient with epilepsy.
He said that extreme fits leading to lack of consciousness. He said that one child in 20 children may develop this in early years of childhood. He said that about 300,000 American children under the age of 14 have epilepsy. He said that epilepsy is found in 90% of developing countries. He said that in India, 70% cases occur in rural India. He suggested that the cooperative & loving attitude of parents, teachers and society could helps the children to respond well to the lines of oral and surgical intervention in extreme cases.
Prof. Robinson said that Autism & Dyslexia are most common learning disabilities in children. He said that treatable and curable by extensive therapy and special sensitivity and learning techniques for such kids. He said that this is the reduced ability to focus and concentrate on the outside world. He said that there has been a staggering six-fold rise in the number of autism cases in the country.
He said that estimated 20 lakh cases occur in every year. He said that the role of organizations such as the AUTISM SOCIETY OF INDIA, (ASI). Dyslexia is a Neurological Condition that is characterized by difficulties that mainly affect the ability of a child to read, write and spell. He said that special dyslexia schools and sensitizing the society is an upcoming positive change that needs to be promoted all over.