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The evolving discipline and services of neuropsychiatry in the United Kingdom

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Arambepola NMA, Rickards H, Cavanna AE. The evolving discipline and services of neuropsychiatry in the United Kingdom.

Background: The last few decades have seen a renaissance in the development of neuropsychiatric services on a global scale.

Methods: This paper reviews the existing literature on the changing role of the clinical neuropsychiatrist and discusses the evolving theory and practice of neuropsychiatry in the United Kingdom.

Results: The rapidly evolving specialty of neuropsychiatry is currently facing a number of challenges. These include, but are not limited to, uncertainties about the curricular requirements for clinical neuropsychiatrists and the changing roles within the wider scenario of health‐care service provision.

Discussion: An informed historical perspective on this multifaceted discipline allows key insights into its future development.
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Document Type: Review Article

Affiliations: The Michael Trimble Neuropsychiatry Research Group, Department of Neuropsychiatry, BSMHFT and University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Publication date: 2012-08-01

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