What is Neuropsychiatry?

Neuropsychiatric: It is associated with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system. Neuropsychiatric conditions greatly impair the health of those affected impacting their ability to learn, work, and emotionally cope.


Epilepsy: It is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. Range of severity of seizures depends on individual. Treatments include anti-seizure medications.


Types of Headaches
Migraine: Migraine is a complex condition characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe. Nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell are some of the common symptoms associated with the disease.

Tension Headache: One of the most common types of headache, tension headaches are caused by stress, jaw clenching, depression. It can cause mild, moderate, or intense pain in your head, neck, and behind your eyes.

Cluster Headache: This type of headache is characterized by recurrent, severe headaches on one side of the head, typically around the eye. Caused mainly due to neurological disorder cluster headaches are often accompanied by watery eyes, nasal congestion, or swelling around the eye, on the affected side.


Depression: It is one of the major problem affecting lives in metro cities. It can be caused due to hormonal imbalance, certain trauma (that you might not be even aware of like childhood traumas) etc. It affects one's personality and decision-making power. It is marked by sadness and can affect sleeping, eating, or working.

Symptoms of Depression
Persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest
Mood disorder which can interfere with your daily functioning
Preoccupied with death and other morose topics
Pessimism or Feeling low or unmotivated
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness accompanied by suicidal thoughts
Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions


Anxiety: Anxiety can be best described as several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. It affects the mental balance of a person and can cause physical symptoms. People suffering from anxiety feel intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as heights or flying.


Bipolar: Once known as manic depression, it is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood. In this condition, patient moods can swing from one extreme to another.


Dementia: Dementia is associated with the decline in memory or other thinking skills affecting his/ her ability to perform everyday activities. Damage to brain cells is often argued as the reason for dementia. Thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies are sighted as some of the causes of dementia.


Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder and is characterized by abnormal social behavior, delusions, and hallucinations. The difficulty with concentration and memory makes it worse for the affected patient. Depression, suspiciousness or hostility, expressionless gaze, difficulty sleeping, lack of personal hygiene, or irrational beliefs are major indicators of Schizophrenia.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Visual hallucinations that include seeing or hearing things that don't exist.
Delusion or false beliefs that are not based in reality.
Disorganized thinking usually accompanied by disorganized or abnormal behavior
A complete lack of response, that include resistance to instructions.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This long-lasting disorder leads to uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions).
It involves unwanted and disturbing thoughts causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease.
An obsession or urge to do particular thing repeatedly such as handwashing, counting, checking or cleaning, and not performing them increases anxiety.


Mania: Mania is a mental illness characterized by the mood disorder. It is marked by great excitement or euphoria, delusions, and overactivity. Also known as the manic syndrome or bipolar disorder it's mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling

Symptoms of Mania
Mood changes characterized by the elevated or expansive mood to sudden shifts to extreme irritability, hostility, or even anger.
Increased sexual desire
Impaired Judgment followed by inappropriate humor and brash behavior
Incoherent speech with markedly increased energy.