Neuropsychiatry

UMass offers a variety of training at the interface of psychiatry and neurology, including a six year combined neuropsychiatry residency program and a one year clinical fellowship in  Neuropsychiatry. UMass Neuropsychiatry training resources include state-of-the-art EEG, MRI, PET, and brain SPECT imaging facilities; neuropsychological evaluation; active epilepsy surgery and deep brain stimulation programs; adult and child neurodevelopmental disabilities clinics; several outpatient neuropsychiatry clinics; and a large neuropsychiatric sciences research program (the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, the Center for Comparative Neuroimaging) with projects of interest to neuropsychiatry.

Neuropsychiatric Education

Amazon Listmanias (annotated book lists) by Dr. Benjamin

Neuropsychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Assessment I: Mental Status Examination
Neuropsychiatric Assessment II: Neurological Examination

Publications on Neuropsychiatric Education

BrainCardBrain Educators LLC
Publishers of The Brain Card®, a comprehensive neuropsychiatric examination on 6 double-sided pocket cards. The Brain Card® was created by Dr. Benjamin and former UMass Neuropsychiatry Fellow, Margo Lauterbach, MD, now with Sheppard Pratt Health System. The Brain Educators website contains numerous free neuropsychiatric resources and extensive cognitive status assessment instructions for registered owners of The Brain Card®.

Educational Issues in Neuropsychiatry

Pathways to Neuropsychiatry
Benjamin S, Cummings JL, Duffy JD, Fogel BS, Hegarty AM, Tucker G.
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1995 Winter;7(1):96-101.

Benjamin S et al, Neuropsychiatry and Neuroscience Milestones for General Psychiatry Trainees,  Acad Psych 2014 PMID:24715675

Benjamin S et al, Neuropsychiatry and neuroscience education of psychiatry trainees: attitudes and barriers, Acad Psych 2014, 38(2) 135-140 PMID: 24643397

Benjamin S, Educating Psychiatry Residents in Neuropsychiatry and Neuroscience, Int Rev Psych 2013, 25(3) 265-275

United Council on Neurological Subspecialties Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Neurology Accreditation, Certification and Core Curriculum 

Neuropsychiatry Reading List from the Royal College of Psychiatry Neuropsychiatry Section

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