neu·​ro·​psy·​chi·​a·​try ˌnu̇r-ō-sə-ˈkī-ə-trē How to pronounce neuropsychiatry (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with both neurology and psychiatry
neuropsychiatric adjective
neuropsychiatrically adverb
neuropsychiatrist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Beds in a child neuropsychiatry unit at the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome have been full since October, said Dr. Stefano Vicari, the director of the unit. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2021 Sonya and Hayley reached out to experts, starting with David Baron, a USC professor and neuropsychiatry researcher who has worked with many athletes. Patrick Hruby, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2020 And the study has further value; these complex activities may be more useful tests in rat models of neuropsychiatry than those in current use. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 1 Nov. 2019 In a 2017 editorial in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Alan Carson, a professor of neuropsychiatry at the University of Edinburgh, points to a 2012 study of 3,439 former N.F.L. players. Kim Tingley, New York Times, 26 June 2019 The deal, which is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of this year, would be Biogen’s first program in th field of neuropsychiatry., 13 Mar. 2018 After earning his medical degree from India’s Karnataka University, Ahmed completed his residency at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center with a focus on neuropsychiatry. Kevin Acee,, 15 Jan. 2018 Janice Stevens, staff psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatry branch of the National Institute of Mental Health, told The Post. William Grimes, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neuropsychiatry was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Neuropsychiatry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


neu·​ro·​psy·​chi·​a·​try -sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, -sī- How to pronounce neuropsychiatry (audio)
plural neuropsychiatries
: a branch of medicine concerned with both neurology and psychiatry
neuropsychiatric adjective
neuropsychiatrically adverb
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