General Reading

Neuropsychiatry comprises a number of domains and most neuropsychiatrists tend to specialise in only part of the overall territory, eg brain injury and rehabilitation, or movement disorder, or epilepsy etc. New Zealand is of a size that the neuropsychiatrist generally must remain au fait with a broad range of disorders and management practices.

The following are suggestions for reading which covers broad aspects of neuropsychiatry (specific subject areas are covered in their respective pages).

Three major textbooks, which can give an impression of the scope of neuropsychiatry, are

  • David A, Fleminger S, Kopelman M, Lovestone M and Mellers J: Lishman's Organic Psychiatry: A Textbook of Neuropsychiatry. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
  • Yudofsky SC and Hales RE (eds) - The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Fifth edition. APP, 2008.
  • Arciniegas DB, Anderson CA & Filley CM: Behavioural Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. Cambridge, 2013.

These could be supplemented as the need arises by consulting

  • Coffey CE, Brumback RA et al: The textbook of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry. APP, 2nd edition, 2005.
  • Coffey CE and Cummings JL (eds) - The textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. APP, 2nd edition, 2011.

and the APP textbook is associated with two synopses, 

  • Yudofsky SC and Hales RE - Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry. APP 2012.
  • Yudofsky SC and Hales RE (eds) - Essentials of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. APPI, 2010.

The standard general journals include

and other general neuropsychiatric journals include

and of course many relevant articles are published in the general neurology and psychiatry journals, and Liaison Psychiatry (eg Psychosomatics) and Geriatric Psychiatry journals.