What Are Some Typical Situations In Which A Neuropsychological Evaluation is Recommended?

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Often times, when there is a confusing or complex case, with questions as to the individual’s general neurocognitive abilities, a neuropsychological evaluation helps to provide answers. The answers obtained often assist in identifying the role played by that of a neurologic impairment in addition to possible emotional or psychiatric conditions along with other limitations that an individual may be presenting with.

The evaluation is valuable in identifying, understanding and charting the progress that was made during recovery from cerebrovascular accidents, closed head injuries and other conditions that may contribute to a disruptions of one’s general neurocognitive functioning. The neuropsychological assessment is also valuable in the assessment of the neurocognitive and neurobehavioral problems noted in association with:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Dementia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Heart Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diabetic Conditions
  • Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatments
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurotoxic Exposure
  • Chronic Pain Syndromes