What is Neuropsychiatry ?
It is the branch of medicine that deals with neurology or the brain and the nervous system in conjunction to psychiatric/behavioural patterns of an individual. It combines the attributes of the brains function and a person’s actions in their daily lifestyle. Some common neuropsychiatric conditions are Parkinson’ disease, dementia, delirium, psychosis, self injurious behaviour, cognitive dysfunction, apathy, schizophrenia, Huntington disease and more. In all these conditions, the cause of a person’s gradual or sudden mental changes is due to defects in the nervous system like dead nerve cells, destroyed myelin sheath, injury or trauma to the nervous system, deteriorating brain-body interactions and more.