Definition of neuropsychiatry in English:



mass noun
  • Psychiatry relating mental or emotional disturbance to disordered brain function.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The field of neuropsychiatry has undergone tremendous growth over the past few decades.’
    • ‘As you'll hear later, the development of psychosurgery, and the debate surrounding it, have been a close companion to the evolution of neuropsychiatry.’