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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Section of Neuropsychiatry: Brain Injury Working Group with The UK Psychiatrists Brain Injury Group

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The UK Psychiatrists Brain Injury Group was formed in 1997 and meets twice yearly at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The group consists of Members and Fellows of the College who have a specific interest in brain injury.

 

The aim of this group is to share information about the assessment, diagnosis and management of people with brain injury and to develop appropriate services for people with the mental health consequences of brain injury.

 

Specific aims are:

  • Developing assessment guidelines
  • Discussion of difficult cases
  • Collaboration in research projects
  • Development of treatment guidelines
  • Creation of training opportunities or programmes
  • A support network for clinicians
  • A forum for discussion of and response to political documents relating to brain injury.

 

This is an aide-mémoire for psychiatrists assessing a patient with acquired brain injury. It assumes a standard psychiatric assessment. Use the list below to check any additional information required.

 

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Please note that the views and opinioins expressed by the UKPBIG are not necessarily those of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

 

 

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