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The interface between general adult psychiatry and behavioural neurology/neuropsychiatry

  • Ketan Dipak Jethwa, Verghese Joseph, Vivek Khosla and Andrea E. Cavanna

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With the subspecialisation of psychiatry in the UK, clinicians may encounter problems at the interface between specialties. This article focuses on the interface between general adult psychiatry and behavioural neurology/neuropsychiatry. Important interface issues include the identification of psychiatric symptoms in patients with organic brain pathology and the remit and organisation of general and specialist services. Options for optimum cooperation are presented alongside practical examples of clinical issues of neuropsychiatric relevance.

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Corresponding author

Dr K. D. Jethwa, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham City Hospital, Hucknall, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK. Email: ketan.jethwa@nuh.nhs.uk

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Develop an understanding of the roles of the behavioural neurologist and neuropsychiatrist

• Develop an understanding of important issues at the interface between general adult psychiatry and behavioural neurology/neuropsychiatry

• Be aware of options for optimum cooperation at the interface

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The interface between general adult psychiatry and behavioural neurology/neuropsychiatry

  • Ketan Dipak Jethwa, Verghese Joseph, Vivek Khosla and Andrea E. Cavanna

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  • Ketan Dipak Jethwa, Verghese Joseph, Vivek Khosla and Andrea E. Cavanna
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