Clinical Neuropsychiatry at RMH
Research Areas & Approach
The Neuropsychiatry Unit has a long history of clinical collaboration with Clinical
Neurosciences at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
In close collaboration with A/Prof Terence O’Brien and Dr Raju Yerra of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program a number of research projects in the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy have commenced.
The studies include:
Phylis Chua is undertaking her PhD examining pre-onset Huntington’s disease individuals identified by genetic screening. She has assessed them comprehensively using neuropsychological, clinical and brain imaging techniques.
Case Studies: The clinical populations at the Neuropsychiatry Unit include patients with rare or atypical conditions, which provide insights into the relationship between brain pathology and mental or cognitive symptoms.
Clinical tools designed by the RMH team
The clinical team at RMH has developed three useful screening tools, the Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Screen (NUCOG) the Behavioural Assessment Tool for Cognition and Higher function (BATCH) and the CogRisk.