Key messages

  • Neuropsychiatry specialises in mental illness associated with disorders of the nervous system.
  • A statewide specialist service is located at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Neuropsychiatry specialises in mental illness associated with disorders of the nervous system. A statewide specialist service is located at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuropsychiatry Unit

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuropsychiatry Unit is a specialist eight-bed service that offers assessment, short-term admission and treatment in relation to neuropsychiatric disorders.

The unit is the clinical arm of the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, a research centre specialising in cognitive neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging and the neuropsychology of mental illness.

The unit also offers advice to psychiatric, neurological and other medical and mental health services.