Question normal

There are times when inpatients who are psychologically vulnerable tend to develop symptoms, e.g. delirium, as an undesirable side effect of surgery. Experience tells me that psychiatric needs of patients in neuro-critical care can be taken lightly of by nurses(registered and practitioners alike) and residents who are unfamiliar with such. This just gives the impression that patients' psychiatric concerns are of second place when compared to that of primary neurological nature even when they are coexisting. I do hope to see more close-knit cooperation between neurospecialists and psychiatrists on the ward in the days to come because it takes active two-way communication between these two disciplines to tease apart the tightly-woven intricacies of one's mind and nervous functioning.