Integrates Science and Treatment
Neuropsychiatry integrates the science of psychiatry with the treatment of patients with neurological illness. Such illnesses include, but are not limited to:
- Memory disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Asperger syndrome
Neuropsychiatry specializes in treating the psychiatric symptoms of patients with primary neurological diseases and contributes to diagnosis and treatment in psychiatric patients with cognitive symptoms.
Neuropsychiatrists direct the management of symptoms such as:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Panic attacks
- Impaired sense of reality
- Delusional thinking
- Poor coping mechanisms for dealing with their neurological ailments
Patients referred for a neuropsychiatry evaluation are seen by clinicians with expertise in both psychiatry and neurological illnesses. All our experienced clinicians are well versed in these areas and provide competent, excellent care for our patients.
Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Patients are seen for an initial evaluation at which time a diagnosis and treatment plan are established. This often requires the involvement and cooperation of the other disciplines in the division of cognitive neurology. Neuropsychiatry involvement is primarily in the arena of psychopharmacology. Patients are encouraged to be actively involved in their care, which may include family involvement as well.