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Neuropsychiatry: A different approach or a different clientele?

  • Bruce D. M. Scheepers (a1), Jonathan M. Bird (a1) and Daniel G. Rogers (a1)
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Results of a retrospective survey of the reasons for referral and admission to a specialist neuropsychiatric hospital are presented in an effort to address the uncertainties which exist regarding the nature of the conditions treated by this subspecialty. The results indicate that a wide range of both neurological and psychiatric conditions are treated, but the paper suggests that boundaries between these two specialities are largely conceptual and that the differentiating principle in the practice of neuropsychiatry is mainly philosophical.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
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Neuropsychiatry: A different approach or a different clientele?

  • Bruce D. M. Scheepers (a1), Jonathan M. Bird (a1) and Daniel G. Rogers (a1)
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