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Neuropsychology Services

At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, we provide a broad range of neuroscience services ranging from acute trauma care of those with brain injuries to a Primary Stroke Center, Neuro Intensive Care Unit, neurosciences unit and a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital.  Neuropsychology services are an integral part of the array of services that we offer.

What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is a field of medicine focused on the evaluation, treatment and research of various emotional, behavioral and cognitive disorders that are secondary to underlying neurological disorders.  Examples of neuropsychological disorders include:

Neuropsychologic Symptoms

Neuropsychologic symptoms are often the primary reason for long term disability, poor rehabilitation outcomes and family conflict.  Examples of neuropsychologic consequences resulting from brain injury:

  • Mood and behavioral changes
  • Cognitive deficits including problems with:
  • Attention/concentration
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Planning and organization

Comprehensive evaluation and appropriate treatment should begin at the earliest possible stage of recovery.  Research shows that doing so improves overall long term outcomes for patients.

Neuropsychologic Evaluation

A typical neuropsychologic evaluation includes:

  • Comprehensive examination
  • Appropriate investigations as needed, including labs, brain imaging, EEG, neuropsychological testing, etc.
  • Treatment planning
  • Family education and counseling
  • Appropriate referrals for others services as needed

 

 

 

 

 

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