Neuropsychiatry and behavioural neurology.- The neuropsychiatry of movement disorders.- The neuropsychiatry of epilepsy.- Conclusion: past, present and future.
This book illustrates the clinical interface between neurology and psychiatry by focusing on neuropsychiatric conditions characterised by alterations at the level of both motor function and behaviour. The neuropsychiatric approach to movement disorders and epilepsy is of key importance in clinically assessing and treating these common and often disabling conditions. While addressing the clinical challenges posed by the behavioural aspects of movement disorders and epilepsy, it invites readers on a journey through the evolving discipline of neuropsychiatry / behavioural neurology - both in the past and today. This discipline has an illustrious history, and is continuing its ascending trajectory in the new millennium through the continuing activity of long-established national organisations (British Neuropsychiatry Association, BNPA, and American Neuropsychiatric Association, ANPA) as well as newly developed strategic research initiatives (Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, MTNRG).
Andrea E. Cavanna, MD PhD FRCP FANPA is a consultant in Behavioural Neurology at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, the National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham, a senior lecturer in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Birmingham, and honorary professor of Neuropsychiatry at Aston University, Birmingham (United Kingdom). He received his MBChB and MD from the University of Turin (Italy), completed his specialty training in Neurology at Amedeo Avogadro University, Novara (Italy) and was awarded his PhD in Clinical Neurology from University College London. Since 2008 he has been the lead consultant for the specialist Tourette syndrome clinic at the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is currently deputy director of the MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry at the University of Birmingham. He has published over 200 international peer-reviewed articles and 9 books in the fields of behavioural neurology and neuropsychiatry, with a special focus on the behavioural aspects of epilepsy and Tourette syndrome. His other research interest is the study of the neural correlates of consciousness in neuropsychiatric/ neurodegenerative conditions. In 2010 he received the American Neuropsychiatric Association Career Development Award and in 2017 he was elected fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.