Neuropsychiatry Services

Location: King’s College Hospital, Maudsley Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital
Mode: Inpatient, outpatient, outreach
Average length of inpatient treatment: 26 weeks
Referrals are accepted from: Consultants, Community mental health teams, GP’s

Key areas: Alzheimer dementia, cerebal hypoxia, cognitive impairment, conversion disorders, dementia, depressive pseudo dementia, dissociative disorders, early onset dementia, encephalitis, epilepsy, focal brain disease, head injury, HIV with neuropsychiatric complications, Korsakoff's syndrome, lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome, memory disorder, movement disorder, neurological disorders, neurological disease, psychogenic amnesia, seizures (non-epileptic), somatoform disorders, stroke-related cognitive impairment, subjective memory complaints, vascular dementia

Overview

Our neuropsychiatry service manages the psychological complications of neurological disorders. This includes psychiatric complications of epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, movement disorders and other neurological disorders, including; early onset dementias and other memory disorders, depersonalisation, and conversion and dissociative disorders including non-epileptic seizures and other somatoform disorders.

We provide a general neuropsychiatry service and specialist memory disorders service. The general neuropsychiatry service provides assessment and treatment of the psychiatric and behavioural manifestations of medical disorders (for example SLE, HIV, Korsakoff’s syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, neuropsychiatric inherited metabolic disorders, cerebral hypoxia, cardiac and neurological disease).

Within the specialist memory disorders service, we treat memory complaints and other cognitive impairments like language, reasoning, visuo-spatial skills, mental calculation and frontal-lobe functions. These may arise from hypoxia, head injury, alcohol, encephalitis, stroke, ageing or dementia.

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