Pediatric Behavioral Neurology
Behavioral neurology specialists assess and treat conditions related to behavior, memory and thinking.
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).
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.
Doctors in behavioral neurology assess children with symptoms such as:
- Aggressive behavior
- Language difficulties
- Memory loss
- Personality and behavior changes
- Poor judgment
- Poor problem-solving abilities
- Tendency to get lost