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What is Lifespan Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry?

Many patients with neurodevelopmental disorders also exhibit psychiatric issues that can negatively affect their livelihood and the lives of those around them. Collaboration is an important element in helping patients with neurodevelopment issues attain a high quality of life.

Lifespan neurodevelopmental psychiatry is a method of working collaboratively with patients and their families over the course of their growth, through all stages of life, by creating and participating in specialized health service systems where these patients can find comfort and avoid feeling measured against their “neurotypical” counterparts.

Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry