Neuropsychiatry is a scientific specialty that deals with the study and treatment of psychiatric or behavioural disorders that occur in patients with neurological diseases. 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 neuropsychological research of neurology and neuropsychiatry with the study of the relationship between behaviour and brain function in both healthy subjects and those suffering from some kind of brain damage. This way the advances in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with deficiencies and damage to brain mechanisms linked to specific behaviours can be applied.
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