Neuropsychiatry DisorderAuthor(s): Brown R
Neuropsychiatry is a field of medicine that deals with psychiatric illnesses caused by nervous system disorders. It predated the modern fields of psychiatry and neurology, which shared similar training. However, psychiatry and neurology have since separated and are usually practised separately. Despite this, neuropsychiatry is a rapidly developing subspecialty of psychiatry. Psychiatrists have asserted illnesses of the mind, while neurologists have concentrated critically on organic nervous system pathology, especially of the brain.