Neuropsychiatry is a branch of medicine dealing with the interface between neurology and psychiatry. This includes psychiatric problems arising from or associated with neurological conditions such as head injuries, Huntington's Disease, stroke, epilepsy, non-epileptic attack disorder, encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease. Examples might be a head injury leading to memory loss, a stroke with subsequent depression, a stressful life event followed by non epileptic attacks, Huntington's Disease associated with a change in personality.
A neuropsychiatric assessment has a neurological and psychiatric component in the history-taking and examination. Outside referrals for specialist tests such as EEG (a recording of the electric activity of the brain) or brain imaging with CT or MRI may be recommended. Treatment may include prescribed medication as well as complementary therapies.
The neuropsychiatric clinic at Greenfields clinic accepts private referrals and self referrals.