Neuropsychiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system. It has become a growing subspecialty of psychiatry and addresses disease of the central nervous system, that have accompanying disorders of mood, behaviour, intellectual functioning or thought content. This includes diseases of the brain such as:
- Dementia (including Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia due to HIV)
- Memory problems associated with ageing
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Head injury
- Brain tumours
- Cognitive problems due to substance abuse e.g Korsakoff's Syndrome
- Previous brain infection (meningitis, encephalitis)
At the Kenilworth Clinic Practice we provide assessment and treatment of medically stable adult patients of all ages with liaison with and referral to Neuropsychologists, Neurologists and other clinicians as needed. The initial interview usually comprises of a detailed interview with some bedside cognitive testing.
Our evaluations seek to provide insight into how diseased or injured neurological structures affect an individual’s functional capabilities. In turn, this information is used to make differential diagnoses, treatment recommendations and rehabilitation planning.
If you feel that you could benefit from the Neuropsychiatric services we offer, kindly mention this when making your appointment so that a suitable practitioner could be allocated.