This course builds on Course 391 extending the basic neuroscience principles discussed in that course to clinical assessment and treatment of psychiatric patients. In clinical neuropsychiatry, the elements of a comprehensive bedside neuropsychiatric examination are reviewed in lectures pertinent to each area of cognitive dysfunction: attention and concentration, memory, language, visuospatial functions, executive functions, and emotional function. Research evidence concerning neurobiologic aspects of primary psychiatric disorders is discussed. Emphasis is placed on identifying modifiable neurologic or systemic conditions that may give rise to psychiatric symptoms. Additional lectures cover identification and classification of delirium and dementia, and principles of management of those conditions. Offered January-June of each year. Required for PGY-II psychiatry residents, as well as psychology interns in the UCLA/San Fernando Valley training programs.
Required for PGY-II psychiatry residents as well as psychology interns in the UCLA/San Fernando Valley training programs
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