In 2003, the Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital was established to evaluate and treat individuals with brain-behavior disorders, to conduct neuropsychiatric research and to provide education on neuropsychiatric disorders.
Neuropsychiatry addresses the overlap between brain and behavior. Consultative evaluations are performed on inpatients and outpatients. The neuropsychiatric examination provides a clinical assessment and treatment recommendations coordinating the neurologic, psychiatric, neuropsychological and psychosocial domains.
Our program is affiliated with Brown University's departments of psychiatry and neurology and conducts studies sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the American Epilepsy Society, the Epilepsy Foundation and other private foundations and the hospital's departments of psychiatry and neurology.
The Consultative Neuropsychiatric Evaluation (CNE) is a specialized, integrated assessment of the complex interactions of brain and behavior. The CNE involves a complete mental status examination with bedside neuropsychiatric cognitive testing, general neurological examination, and with school aged children, an examination of minor neurological dysfunction. Learn More.
For information about outpatient and inpatient evaluation for neuropsychiatric disorders, call:
Rhode Island Hospital 401-444-3534 Director: W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH.
To find out whether you qualify for one of the ongoing/upcoming studies at the division of neuropsychiatry, call 401-444-3942