Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behavior, emotion, and cognition through a systematic and individualized assessment. The goal of the neuropsychological assessment is to understand a person’s cognitive functions (such as memory, attention, and problem solving), mood symptoms, and personality. These assessments often follow a trauma to the brain or illness that has impacted brain function.
Neuropsychological assessments assist the medical team in making decisions about diagnosis, treatment options, and recommendations about a person’s important daily activities such as the ability to return to work or to live independently, among others. Neuropsychological assessments may also provide the patient and care team with additional insight about their cognitive recovery over time following neurological illness.
Patients are seen by neuropsychologists in our outpatient clinic on referral from their neurologist, primary care physician, or other medical specialists. The neuropsychology team also provides inpatient support to our comprehensive epilepsy center.
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Phoenix, AZ 85006
At the neuropsychology clinic, we provide the patient and medical team with care that can improve understanding of their condition and current function for a variety of neurological conditions including:
- Non-epileptic seizures
- Multiple sclerosis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Essential tremor
We also provide pre-operative and post-operative consultations for:
- Deep brain stimulation
- Epilepsy surgery
- Neurovascular surgery
After the neuropsychological evaluation is completed, patients receive feedback from the provider regarding test results and implications, progress, and recommendations. If the patient wishes, family members may also be included in these feedback sessions.