What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation is a type of evaluation looking at how someone's brain is functioning. The examination is conducted by a clinical neuropsychologist (PhD or PsyD) and involves primarily paper-and-pencil tests that assess different areas of thinking. These areas may include attention, memory, language, visuospatial skills, and executive function. The pattern of results from these tests can provide useful information about the structural and functional health of your brain, and can be used to assist in the diagnosis of a wide range of conditions. 

What types of patients do you see?

At California Brain Health Center, we have a diverse patient population who are experiencing cognitive changes because of a wide range of factors. Our goal is to pinpoint if cognitive changes have occurred, identify why this may have happened, and provide recommendations to address cognitive difficulties.

Reasons for cognitive problems include (but are not limited to):

  • ADHD
  • Memory Loss
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Encephalitis
  • Depression
  • Brain Injury / Concussion
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, etc.)
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome