The Adult Neuropsychology Division of the Neurology Department
offers assessment and consultation to evaluate emotional and cognitive
functioning in patients with known or suspected brain dysfunction.Â
Neuropsychological evaluation is clinically indicated and medically
necessary when patients show signs or symptoms of global intellectual
decline or specific cognitive deficits such as memory problems,
language disorders, visuospatial perceptual abnormalities, or decline
in problem-solving skills.Â Neuropsychological evaluation yields
information to assist in diagnosis, specify cognitive strengths and
weaknesses, and monitor changes following neurosurgical procedures or
due to brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular disease,
neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease,
epilepsy, HIV, as well as other conditions that can affect emotional
and cognitive functioning. Â Referrals are generally made by a
neurologist, surgeon, psychiatrists, or primary care physician.
For more information on Neuropsychology, please contact Lei Lu, Ph.D., (832) 505-2450.