8 May 2017

Expert Feature: What Is Neuropsychiatry?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:22 pm on 8 May 2017

Dr Greg Finucane has an impressive list of credentials behind him and spent just over a decade consulting Auckland City Hospital's neurosurgery and neurology wards on psychiatric and behavioural problems.

The specific term, neuropsychiatry, is a branch of medicine which deals with mental health disorders which can be attributed to disease of the nervous system. It also considers the impact that any damage to the brain can have on a person's behaviour.

It's the subject of a new television show, Chance, about neuropsychiatrist Dr Eldon Chance who becomes entangled in the complex life of one of his patients.

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