Neuropsychiatry

Specialty of Psychiatry

Neuropsychiatry is a scientific specialty that deals with the study and treatment of psychiatric or behavioral disorders that occur in patients with neurological diseases. The professionals of this branch perform neurological examinations, psychometric studies (from neuropsychology) and additional tests for evaluation of disorders such as Parkinson's, dementia, schizophrenia, stroke or head trauma. In turn, it complements neuropsychology research since the branch of neurology and neuropsychiatry with the study of the relationship between behavior and brain function in both healthy subjects and those suffering from some kind of brain damage. Thus, you can apply the advances in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with deficiencies and damage to brain mechanisms linked to specific behaviors.
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