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neuropsychiatry Syllabification: neu·ro·psy·chi·a·try
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōsəˈkīətrē/

Definition of neuropsychiatry in English:


Psychiatry relating mental or emotional disturbance to disordered brain function.
Example sentences
  • It is the function of the growing speciality of neuropsychiatry to investigate the psychiatric effects of disorders that have a neurological function or structure.
  • During that era, many medical professionals and the general public considered neuropsychiatry to be almost synonymous with biological psychiatry.
  • In children's mental health, this has resulted in the creation of not only new diagnostic categories but whole new classes of disorder such as developmental neuropsychiatry.


Pronunciation: /ˈˌn(y)o͞orəˌsīkēˈatrik/ /ˈˌn(y)ərəˌsīkēˈatrik/
Example sentences
  • The occurrence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia patients has been well established.
  • Since their symptoms are continuous with the adult disorder, their brain scans and repeated neuropsychiatric tests hold key information on how schizophrenia develops during the teen-age years.
  • When they do quit, they experience more severe withdrawal symptoms than others do, possibly because many of the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal are neuropsychiatric in nature.
Example sentences
  • Some neuropsychiatrists train as general psychiatrists or neurologists and enter neuropsychiatry via a practice or research pathway.
  • In his book, The New Brain: How the Modern Age is Rewiring Your Mind, neuropsychiatrist, Richard Restak argues that technology is reshaping the way we think, feel and respond.
  • To accomplish these broad evaluations and treatment strategies, Healy formed teams composed of a neuropsychiatrist, a psychologist and a social worker.
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