The Center for Neuropsychiatry
What is neuropsychiatry?
Neuropsychiatry is a medial sub-specialty to care for individuals with neurologically-based cognitive, emotional, and behavioral systems. A neuropsychiatrist is a physician trained in psychiatry with specialty training in the pathological aspects of brain functioning as well as having the mastery of clinical counseling skills to treat complicated conditions.
Neuropsychiatry treats traditional psychiatric illness and other medical illnesses
Sometimes psychiatric illness that seems treatment resistant can be caused by an emerging or previously unrecognized neurological condition. Similarly, when someone is undergoing treatment for a medical condition such as a brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, or chemotherapy for cancer, as well as many others, unusual emotional, cognitive, and/or behavioral symptoms can arise unexpectedly, like depression. Consultation with a neuropsychiatrist may help to refine diagnosis to better treat the mental aspects of a medical condition.
Neuropsychiatry can help manage symptoms resulting from:
- Traumatic brain injury and other acquired brain injuries
- Neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementia, mild cognitive impairment)
- Vascular dementias resulting from stroke
- Movement disorders (Parkinson disease, Tourette syndrome, psychogenic movement disorders)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Post infectious neurologic syndromes (Herpes, HIV)
- Epilepsy and non-epileptic seizures
Consultation & Evaluation
The Center for Neuropsychiatry is an important sub-specialty clinic that works with many primary care practices in our community and accepts private insurance.
Consultations are requested through a primary care provider, neurologist or psychiatrist, who communicates directly with Dr. Wagner about pertinent medical history, medical work-ups already performed, and treatment courses prior to your visit. Dr. Wagner is able to provide an initial evaluation, but cannot initiate treatment, without coordinating with a primary care provider, neurologist or psychiatrist. Individuals interested in seeing Dr. Wagner must be under the care of a referring physician.
Dr. Peter Wagner
Dr. Peter Wagner, MD, ABPN Diplomate in Psychiatry, UCNS Diplomate in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
Dr. Peter Wagner is a certified neuropsychiatrist who provides individualized consultation, evaluation and management for individuals with complex neuropsychiatric and neurobiological conditions at the Mental Health Center of Denver.
He is committed to helping patients and their families meet challenges by providing high-quality, compassionate, scientifically-based care that optimizes recovery and promotes the dignity of each patient he sees.