Electroencephalography in Neuropsychiatry
The recent evolution of neuropsychiatry/behavioral neurology as a subspecialty represents a paradigmatic shift regarding the responsibility of psychiatrists in diagnosing and managing behavioral disorders with concomitant and demonstrable brain pathology such as dementia or head injury. This article defines the clinical usefulness of electroencephalography in evaluating neuropsychiatric disorders.
The Role of Estrogen in the Development of Age-Related Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
During and after menopause, many women report impairments in cognitive functioning. Should hormones be prescribed in an effort to mitigate cognitive symptoms of menopause?
Neuropsychiatric Dimensions of Movement Disorders in Sleep
Sleep-associated movement disorders are common in the general population. When patients complain of sleep disturbance, psychiatrists should consider, and question for, features of nocturnal movement disorder.
Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury
Each year, more than 2 million individuals in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury. Increased vigilance for previously undiagnosed or incidental TBIs in general mental health populations may lead to more effective clinical management.
Treating Cognition and Function in Patients With Alzheimer Disease
The cost-effectiveness of treatment for Alzheimer disease has been questioned. But until the next generation of therapeutics arrives, cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine(Drug information on memantine) will probably remain essential components of therapy for cognition and function.