Neuropsychological testing


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Neuropsychological testing

Tests used to evaluate patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, brain damage, or organic neurological problems (e.g., dementia). It may also be used to evaluate the progress of a patient who has undergone treatment or rehabilitation for a neurological injury or illness.
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MRI and neuropsychological testing can be used as important tools in detailing specific neurologic deficits.
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Consider neuropsychological testing in conjunction with continued clinical assessment for objective measurements to assist in managing concussion.
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In neuropsychological testing, however, the emphasis is on the direct assessment of the patient's function instead of on his/her opinion about that particular function.
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