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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The physician must consider each of these, then refer a child with suspected inattentive-type ADHD for neuropsychological testing to sort out subtleties within the processing and cognitive realms.
L's history of deterioration in psychosocial functioning prompted this psychiatrist to perform a thorough mental status examination that focused on cognitive elements and request formal neuropsychological testing.
They undergo a second-level evaluation including a neurological examination, neuropsychological testing, and evaluation of the neuropsychological tests by a certified neuropsychologist.
Detailed neuropsychological and geropsychiatric assessments, genetic testing, and structural and functional MRI imaging were performed in 30 subjects with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in 30 subjects who reported significant cognitive complaints (CC) but did not meet Mayo criteria for MCI on neuropsychological testing, and in 30 healthy controls.
Greater objectivity may become feasible using an investigational system of computerized neuropsychological testing called ImPACT (Immediate Postconcussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).
With regard to the use of neuropsychological testing, one text explains: The neuropsychologic evaluation is a comprehensive, objective assessment of a wide range of cognitive, adaptive, and emotional behaviors that reflect the adequacy (or inadequacy) of higher brain functions.
No information was available on the severity of each injury or the duration of time between the last injury and neuropsychological testing. In addition, because the testing was done in the preseason, athletes with lingering effects from a previous concussion may have been missed due to their lack of participation in sports during the preseason period, according to the researchers.
Bassel subjected 17 chronic hepatitis C patients to neuropsychological testing and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Electroencephalograms (EEGs) and CT and MRI scans often do not detect certain common forms of functional brain injury.(5) When structural abnormalities are noted, without neuropsychological testing it cannot be stated with assurance what the consequences would be or if, in fact, there would be any impairment at all.
The lack of significant differences (a) between an experimental group of individuals who had successfully completed driving assessments and returned to driving and a matched control group in the types and incidences of driving mishaps and (b) results of the neuropsychological test battery given to members of the experimental group who had and had not had driving difficulties suggests that an initial comprehensive driving assessment (i.e., neuropsychological testing, extensive visual screening, ability to meet certain physical standards, and simulator and on-the-road evaluation) sets a reasonable standard for decision making about return to driving (Katz et al., 1990).
LOS ANGELES -- A combination of noninvasive neuroimaging studies were able to detect changes in oxidative stress, inflammation, and blood flow in the brains of patients with HIV before any changes could be identified through neuropsychological testing, reported Dr.
Testing protocol will involve a placebo-controlled, double-blind administration of a 10-mg oral dose of dextroamphetamine, a history and physical exam, genetic testing, neuropsychological testing, and two functional MRI sessions.