Neuropsychological Services

A neurologist may recommend a neuropsychological consultation when it is suspected that injury or illness involving the brain has resulted in cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional deficits.

┬áReferrals are typically made to assist in the diagnosis of medical, neurological, and psychological conditions to assess their impact on an individual’s functioning and to identify necessary treatments and interventions.┬á A neuropsychological consultation may be required as part of a disability determination and in forensic or legal proceedings.┬á

 

It is particularly helpful for the following conditions:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Degenerative neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Seizure disorder
  • Pre- and post- neurosurgical evaluation
  • Medical illness
  • Effects of toxic chemicals, drugs, and medications
  • Psychiatric disturbances

A neuropsychological consultation can confirm or clarify diagnoses and identify a patient’s strengths and weaknesses to guide treatments, document changes in functioning over time, and assist with rehabilitation and vocational counseling.