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The evolving discipline and services of neuropsychiatry in the United Kingdom

  • Narayana M. A. Arambepola (a1), Hugh Rickards (a1) and Andrea E. Cavanna (a1) (a2)

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Background: The last few decades have seen a renaissance in the development of neuropsychiatric services on a global scale.

Methods: This paper reviews the existing literature on the changing role of the clinical neuropsychiatrist and discusses the evolving theory and practice of neuropsychiatry in the United Kingdom.

Results: The rapidly evolving specialty of neuropsychiatry is currently facing a number of challenges. These include, but are not limited to, uncertainties about the curricular requirements for clinical neuropsychiatrists and the changing roles within the wider scenario of health-care service provision.

Discussion: An informed historical perspective on this multifaceted discipline allows key insights into its future development.

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Dr Andrea Eugenio Cavanna, The Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, University of Birmingham, Barberry Building, 25 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2FG, UK. Tel: +0044 121 3012317; Fax: +0044 121 3012291; E-mail: a.cavanna@ion.ucl.ac.uk

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The evolving discipline and services of neuropsychiatry in the United Kingdom

  • Narayana M. A. Arambepola (a1), Hugh Rickards (a1) and Andrea E. Cavanna (a1) (a2)

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