ADD and ADHD are common neurodevelopmental disorders. Symptoms can include difficultly paying attention, impulsive behavior and/or hyperactivity. These disorders often begin in childhood and can persist into adulthood, resulting in low self-esteem, social challenges and difficulty at school or work.

Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Asperger’s syndrome is one of a group of neurological disorders known as autism spectrum disorders. Asperger’s syndrome can affect your behavior, social interactions and use of language and communication.


Depression is a common but serious mental health disorder that can affect how you feel, think and handle your daily routine.

Memory and Behavioral Changes

As we age, many of us develop concerns about our memory, especially when it comes to figuring out what are normal moments of confusion or memory slips versus what may be the beginning of a more serious disorder. In the Cognitive Neurology and Memory Disorders Program at BIDMC, we apply the latest behavioral, genetic and imaging tests to diagnose and treat a wide range of memory and behavioral problems. Our integrated approach means we provide the right care to help make sure you have the best long-term outcome.


Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that affects how you think, feel and act. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary and may show signs of decline in ability to think clearly and emotional responsiveness. Schizophrenia is a complex, long-term medical illness that affects about 1% of Americans.