Child Neuropsychiatry in Rome, Prati, and Lecce
The outpatient clinics in Rome and Lecce offer the best pathways for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric pathologies of the developmental age.
The NPI takes care of the following types of patients:
- subjects with the need for neonatal follow-up
- subjects with pathologies (suspected or ascertained) of neurological relevance
- people diagnosed with epilepsy (suspected or known)
- people diagnosed with autism (suspected or confirmed)
- individuals with suspected ADHD
- subjects with psychiatric syndromes (suspected or confirmed)
What are the pathologies that a child neuropsychiatry center can help address?
In particular, the neurological and psychiatric pathologies that can develop in developmental age are:
- epilepsy ;
- infantile cerebral palsy;
- mental and psychomotor retardations ,
- headaches in childhood;
- movement-related diseases;
- neuromuscular disorders;
- malformation syndromes
What are the recommended interventions?
The interventions depend on the type of problem to be treated, in some cases pharmacological and/or rehabilitative treatment (psychomotor, speech therapy, cognitive-behavioral) and/or psychological support (group and/or individual) may be appropriate, while in others In cases, the NPI can limit itself to guiding parents by giving them advice on the difficulties they face in managing their child’s problems.
The NPI can also perform the function of an official technical consultant on behalf of the Court, on specific questions from the judges, in particular regarding issues of custody of minors in conflicting parental separations or situations of abuse/neglect.
The NPI Doctor having made the Patient Diagnosis fills out the Psychomotor or Speech Therapy Evaluation Form and delivers it to the TNPME or Speech Therapist who puts the card on the waiting list, once the Evaluation has been carried out an interview is carried out to return the diagnosis and the rehabilitation project with the family. The rehabilitation treatment will start as soon as the place is available for the patient who is placed on the waiting list.
Does an excellent specialist work alone?
The specialist in Child Neuropsychiatry, makes use, in his work, of the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team composed of psychologists of the developmental age, professional educators, speech therapists, and therapists of the neuro and psychomotricity of the developmental age, who welcome and follow the child in the diagnostic and therapeutic path, sharing the objectives.
When and why make a child neuropsychiatric visit in the best centers?
There are many problems for which it is recommended by both pediatricians and general practitioners to go to an excellent child neuropsychiatrist.
In some cases, parents alone may not understand the onset of the need to consult a child neuropsychiatrist, but knowing their child they may notice unusual behaviors of their child compared to his normality, such as the manifestation of a deficit of d ‘attention with or without hyperactivity (often highlighted by teachers and educators if the child is in kindergarten or elementary school), compulsive disorders such as acting without apparent explanation, washing hands continuously, for example, oppositional disorder- provocative, autism, learning delay, headache, sleep disturbances, radical changes in behavior and the onset of psychosis, anxieties, fears never manifested before.
Furthermore, the neuropsychiatrist should be consulted in case of prematurity, pre-perinatal suffering, psychomotor and speech disorders, the presence of genetic syndromes, epilepsy, and eating disorders, frequent in adolescence such as bulimia and anorexia.
The skills of the neuropsychiatrist or neuropsychiatry center
The following are the responsibility of the Child Neuropsychiatrist:
- Infant Cerebral Palsy;
- childhood neoplasms, epilepsy;
- sleep disorders;
- Disorders of the Autism spectrum;
- Language Disorders and Delays;
- psychomotor and cognitive delays;
- learning disorders;
- hyperactivity with attention deficit;
- Headache and Migraine;
- mood disorders;
- anxiety disorders;
- obsessive-compulsive syndromes;
- the Tic Disorder.
The figure of the Neuropsychiatrist must not intimidate parents, requesting a consultation does not mean starting a child in a psychiatric career, but it is very important that some signals can detect early to promptly activate preventive interventions.