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A review of training in neuropsychiatry

  • A. Nicol (a1) and J. Bird (a1)
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The boundary between neurology and psychiatry has never been sharply defined. It remains the case that a number of conditions (e.g. epilepsy, head-injury sequelae, dementia, and conversion hysteria) are seen by both neurologists and psychiatrists (Reynolds & Trimble, 1989). Few neurologists would dispute that there may be a marked psychiatric element to the presentation of multiple sclerosis, and it has long been noticed that even unmedicated chronic schizophrenic patients sometimes exhibit abnormalities of movement and so-called “soft” neurological signs such as dysgraphia and clumsiness (Lishman, 1988). These and other conditions may all on occasion present to the neuropsychiatrist.

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Lishman, A. (1988) Organic Psychiatry. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwells.
Reynolds, E. H. & Trimble, M. R., (eds) (1989) The Bridge between Neurology and Psychiatry. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
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A review of training in neuropsychiatry

  • A. Nicol (a1) and J. Bird (a1)
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