Neuropsychiatric Disorders: List, Causes, Symptoms & Care Options
Also known as: neuropsychiatric disorders, behavioral neurology.
What are neuropsychiatric disorders?
Neuropsychiatric disorder is a blanket medical term that encompasses a broad range of medical conditions that involve both neurology and psychiatry.
Common neuropsychiatric disorders include:
Neuropsychiatric disorders in children can range widely in cause, course, and severity.
What causes neuropsychiatric disorders in children?
Some of the most common causes include:
In some cases, cause may be unknown, may be related to other factors.
What are the symptoms of neuropsychiatric disorders?
The key component of neuropsychiatric disorders is that the symptoms tend to impact brain function, emotion and mood.
These can range from problems with focus and learning in the case of ADHD to sadness, irritability, memory problems, mood problems, depression to a variety of other psychiatric and/or neurological symptoms.
What are neuropsychiatric disorder care options?
Medications, psychological and/or psychiatric therapy are common treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders. Specific treatments will vary based on the precise cause, clinical presentation and severity.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: April 27, 2021 11:13 AM
Weekly Support Programs
This program is currently suspended due to the pandemic. 8 week program. This group therapy program is designed for children ages 7 to 17 with behavioral issues, including but not limited to ADHD. The weekly sessions teach innovative techniques to assist children with managing feelings, developing organization skills, maximizing their concentration abilities and socialization skills.
Social Skills Group
This program is currently suspended due to the pandemic. 8 week program. Children and teens ages 7 to 17 are invited to join this small discussion group to learn how to make, cultivate and maintain friendships. Participants will learn basic conversational skills, and discuss the use of appropriate humor, how to electronically connect with others, and how to manage disagreements.
8 week program. Calm Kids is a weekly group therapy course designed to teach children strategies on how to take control over anxiety symptoms. Children will learn how to cope with fears and worries, identify anxiety triggers, how to relax the mind and body and maximize their self-confidence.
Pain Management Group
8 week program. This program is specifically designed to empower children ages 7-18 through complex sensory experiences. Each session is created to teach participants evidenced-based techniques to better manage pain and improve overall quality of life.
Teen Sleep Group
The six-week program is designed for teens ages 12 to 17 experiencing difficulties related to sleep, including daytime sleepiness, trouble waking in the morning, difficulty falling asleep and waking in the middle of the night. The goal of this group is to give teens the tools and strategies they need in order to get more sleep and better quality sleep.
Wise Girls Worksop
Wise Girls Workshop is a six-session, primary prevention program, facilitated by the Department of Psychology and thoughtfully designed to empower middle school students ages 11-14 through evidenced-based practices. Each session is 60 minutes long and will include 8-10 young female participants.