Clinical neurology: It is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system.
· Diagnosis and treatment of patients who have neurological conditions, It is a non-surgical, patient-oriented specialty practice in medicine.
· Neurology is an important branch of medicine that is concerned with the nervous system. While this includes conditions that can affect the brain, the specialty does not exclusively deal with brain disorders or injury.
· Other parts of the nervous system can become dysfunctional or diseased including the spine, the nerves and the muscles. Some of the conditions that might be addressed in clinical neurology include the treatment of brain damage as caused by traumatic injury or stroke. There of other conditions that those specializing in clinical neurology might be called upon to diagnose or treat.
· Neurologists may manage chronic pain conditions involving the peripheral nerves or muscles.
· Some forms of paralysis, especially as relating to spinal cord damage are treated or overseen by these doctors. Other conditions that might require the services of neurology are infections of the spine or brain, and cerebral palsy.
Neuropsychiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system. It preceded the current disciplines of psychiatry and neurology, which had common training, however, psychiatry and neurology have subsequently split apart and are typically practiced separately. Nevertheless, neuropsychiatry has become a growing subspecialty of psychiatry and it is also closely related to the fields of neuropsychology and behavioral neurology.