Pediatric Behavioral Neurology

Behavioral neurology specialists assess and treat conditions related to behavior, memory and thinking.

What is Pediatric Behavioral Neurology?

Behavioral neurology is a subspecialty of neurology. Specialists in the field of behavioral neurology focus on treating conditions related to a child’s behavior, memory and cognition (thinking).

What are the different types of Pediatric Behavioral Neurology?

The field of behavioral neurology encompasses three main classes, which are broken down further into specific conditions. These include:

Diffuse and multifocal brain disorders

This class of syndromes includes conditions like delirium and dementia.

Neurobehavioral syndromes associated with focal brain lesions

This class includes conditions such as aphasia, amnesia, agnosia and apraxia.

Neuropsychiatric manifestations of neurological disorders

This class includes conditions such as depression, mania, psychoses, anxiety, personality changes and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Behavioral Neurology?

Doctors in behavioral neurology assess children with symptoms such as:

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Confusion
  • Delusions
  • Disorientation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hallucinations
  • Language difficulties
  • Memory loss
  • Personality and behavior changes
  • Poor judgment
  • Poor problem-solving abilities
  • Tendency to get lost