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Neuropsychiatric disorders 

Neuropsychiatric disorders

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Neuropsychiatric disorders
Author(s):

Mervi L.S. Pitkanen

, Tom Stevens

, and Michael D. Kopelman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2604
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date: 28 June 2017

Neuropsychiatry is concerned with disorders of affect, cognition, and behaviour that arise from overt disorder in cerebral function, or from indirect effects of extracerebral disease.

The clinician needs to have a practical approach to the assessment, investigation, and management of patients manifesting cognitive and behavioural change, and to be aware of the specific cerebral and extracerebral disorders that commonly involve or are accompanied by cognitive or behavioural change....

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