Brain disease: Forensic Neuropsychiatric Issues

Neuropsychiatry is a medical discipline that specializes
in the evaluation and treatment of behavioral disturbance
that results from brain disease. Those neurologists
and psychiatrists who have specialized training in brainbehavior
relationships are capable of undertaking such
an investigation and making appropriate determinations.
Diagnostic work-up usually includes a detailed medical
and behavioral history, complete neurological/physical
examination, a thorough psychiatric interview, and an
organic mental status examination, augmented by appropriate
laboratory tests, such as structural and/or functional brain imaging, electrophysiological testing, neuropsychological
testing, and/or other specialized medical
tests. Expert assessment of the data and formulation of a
probable diagnosis complete this process.