The Future of Neuropsychiatry

  • Colin M. Shapiro
  • Madeline Li
  • Alan Ong
  • Ajmal Razmy
  • Tonia Seli
Conference paper


The coming era of neuropsychiatry will be one of unparalleled discovery. Advances in the realms of functional neuroimaging and molecular biology will be translated into greater understanding of, and improved therapy for, neuropsychiatric diseases. The clinical epidemiology of neuropsychiatric disorders will provide a more accurate measure of the global impact of these illnesses. With the aging population, neuropsychiatric disorders will become more prevalent. The understanding of what neuropsychiatry embraces will change as we learn more about the mind and the disorders that tread the line between traditional neurology and psychiatry. The appreciation of the relevance of diverse disciplines such as anthropology, psychology, and physiology to the conceptualization of neuropsychiatry will become more apparent.


Positron Emission Tomography Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Single Photon Emission Computerize Tomography Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Neuropsychiatric Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 1
  • Madeline Li
    • 1
  • Alan Ong
    • 1
  • Ajmal Razmy
    • 1
  • Tonia Seli
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuropsychiatry Programme, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto and University Health NetworkTorontoCanada

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