Identifying and Managing Brain and Behavior Conditions

  • Serena A. Fernandes
  • Kevin K. Tsang
  • Patricia Ibeziako


There is increasing recognition of the need for an integrated approach between pediatric neurologists and child psychiatrists to effectively care for children with neurological disorders. The consultation-liaison providers are increasingly called on to identify psychiatric manifestations of neurological disorders and to help manage the emotional and behavioral effects of the illness, its treatment, and longer-term neuropsychiatric sequelae. This chapter reviews common childhood neurological illness and highlights relevant psychiatric considerations in their presentation, assessment, and treatment.


Neurological Neuropsychiatric Neurobehavioral Behavioral neurology Central nervous system Pediatrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Serena A. Fernandes
    • 1
  • Kevin K. Tsang
    • 1
  • Patricia Ibeziako
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryBoston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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