The American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) is a non-profit organization of professionals in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and the clinical neurosciences. Established in 1988, ANPA has grown to over 500 members from around the world. ANPA's mission is to improve the lives of people with disorders at the interface of psychiatry and neurology.


Welcome to the website of American Neuropsychiatric Association, the premier international organization of clinicians and investigators in the interdisciplinary areas of behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. 

The annual ANPA meeting continues to be one of the best continuing education meetings in all of medicine, featuring renowned researchers, clinicians, and educators in neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, neuropsychology, and the cognitive neurosciences. ANPA meetings are unique in that all participants attend all of the presentations together and are a great place to obtain continuing education credits and network with like-minded individuals from around the world. The poster and platform presentations are high visibility forums for both junior and senior clinician scientists to showcase clinical and research findings. 

ANPA membership is open to students, trainees, practitioners, and researchers. The official journal of ANPA is the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, edited by David B. Arciniegas, MD. Browse the website, and come back often as we update the site to reflect new trends in neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology, and introduce new features to enhance member benefits and thereby help advance the care of our patients.

Jeremy D. Schmahmann, MD, FANPA

ANPA President 2015-2017 

ANPA Officers

Main Medical Center
Portland, ME

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

C. Edward Coffey, MD, FANPA - TREASURER
The Menninger Clinic
Houston, TX

ANPA Council Members

2013 - 2016
Colin Harrington, MD, FANPA
Katherine H. TaberPhDFANPA

2014 - 2017
C. Alan Anderson, MD, FANPA
Mario Mendez, MD, PhD, FANPA

2015 - 2018
Deborah N. Black, MD, FANPA
Daniel I. Kaufer, MD, FANPA


To improve the lives of people with disorders at the interface of psychiatry and neurology


To transform the recognition, understanding and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders


A scientific field

When used to refer to a scientific field, neuropsychiatry is the integrated study of psychiatric and neurologic disorders. This definition of neuropsychiatry does not connote a particular type of educational background or professional training; instead, it refers broadly and inclusively of the work performed any basic or clinical scientist, educator, clinician, public policy maker, or other individual that seeks to advance our understanding of the neurological bases of psychiatric disorders, the psychiatric manifestations of neurological disorders, and/or the evaluation and care of persons with neurologically based behavioral disturbances. In other words, one’s work can be neuropsychiatric regardless of whether one is trained as a neuropsychiatrist.

A medical subspecialty

When used to refer to a medical subspecialty, neuropsychiatry is one of the two historically separate but parallel clinical disciplines that comprise the medical subspecialty known currently as Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry. While the knowledge base and clinical skills of behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists are built upon on the foundation established by primary training in one or both of these specialties, expertise and clinical competence in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry requires experience specific to the evaluation, differential diagnosis, prognosis, pharmacological treatment, psychosocial management, and neurorehabilitation of persons with complex neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral conditions.

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Imaging Scientists in Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology & Physiology, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Radiology and Radiation Oncology 

Washington University, St Louis, MO

Job Summary: The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis and the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine has established an imaging sciences and engineering initiative involving the following departments: Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology & Physiology, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Radiology and Radiation Oncology for the hiring of up to 12 faculty positions at all ranks to begin as early as July 1, 2017. 

For more information and to apply: Please click hereOriginally posted December 11, 2016. 

Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral Neurology
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Job Summary: The Departments of Neurology & Rehabilitation and Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are currently recruiting candidates for our UCNS-accredited Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (BNNP) fellowship program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Interested ACGME-trained neurologists and psychiatrists are encouraged to apply. In addition to longitudinal neuropsychiatry outpatient and consultation services and our interdisciplinary memory disorders clinic, fellows have access to a busy electroconvulsive therapy service, state-of-the-art neuroradiology including structural and functional imaging, and exposure to movement disorders, vascular neurology, traumatic head injury, epilepsy, and other neurobehavioral subspecialty rotations. Fellows will gain a broad knowledge in the field through extensive exposure to the core literature in neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology. Neuroanatomy and neurochemistry of cognition, emotion, and behavior are emphasized. The experience fulfills core UCNS requirements and can be tailored to the interests and needs of the fellow. A one-year clinical and a 2-year clinical/research track are offered.  Fellows participate in a wide variety of didactic activities, and research interest is strongly encouraged. On completion of the fellowship, trainees are eligible and well-prepared for UCNS subspecialty certification.

For more information and to apply: Lynette Montalto, Medical Education Program Director, UIC Department of Psychiatry. lynette@uic.edu. (312) 996-3583. Originally posted January 9, 2017. 

PsychiatristTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Team

Eisenhower Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic, Rancho Mirage, CA

Job Summary: Eisenhower Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic is seeking a psychiatrist to work with our Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) team. No prior TMS experience is necessary, we will train interested candidates. This is a full-time position that includes an outpatient psychopharmacology practice combined with TMS. Opportunity for additional income is also available by covering our inpatient consultation liaison psychiatry service. The clinic serves a general adult population and provides medication management services, TMS, and psychotherapy services in an interdisciplinary team model. Our patient population is weighted towards a geriatric population.  An interest in geriatric psychiatry is an advantage, but not required.  Eisenhower Medical Center is a Magnet hospital system in the popular desert resort areas of Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, California. Join Eisenhower Medical Associates, a large multi-specialty medical group aligned with this established, award-winning hospital.  Successful candidates will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits including paid health, vision, and dental insurance, paid malpractice coverage, paid vacation time, CME time and allowance, a 401k plan with generous match, relocation assistance and signing bonus.

For more information and to apply: Maura Fischer, RN, Clinic Administator. mfisher3@emc.orgOriginally posted February 23, 2017. 


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