Adult Neuropsychology Division
The Adult Neuropsychology division
of the Neurology Department is a neurodiagnostic, consultative
service (not a mental health evaluation or treatment service)
designed to evaluate the existence and extent of cognitive
compromise in persons with known or suspected brain dysfunction.
These exams are clinically indicated and medically necessary
when patients display signs and symptoms of global intellectual
decline or specific cognitive deficits (such as memory problems,
language disorders, perceptual abnormalities, or decline in
problem-solving). Unlike CT or MRI scans, which show what the
structure of the brain looks like, neuropsychological testing
examines how well the brain is working when it performs certain
functions (for example, remembering). The evaluation provides
information to assist in diagnosis, define brain-related strengths
and weaknesses, and monitor changes in brain function following
neurosurgical procedures, brain trauma, cerebrovascular disease,
epilepsy, HIV, multiple sclerosis, or neurodegenerative diseases.
Referrals are generally made by a neurologist, neurosurgeon,
cardiac transplant surgeon, or primary care physician.
For more information on
Neuropsychology, please contact Vicki
Update: August, 2011
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