At California Brain Health Center we seek to provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for individuals in Northern California.
Our mission at California Brain Health Center is to be the leading provider in brain health services in Northern California. We seek to do this by evaluating our patients in a holistic manner, providing accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and maintaining meaningful relationships with our patients for years to come.
What is a neuropsychologist?
Neuropsychologists are doctoral level clinical psychologists who have pursued specialized training in the study of brain and behavior. They typically train in a variety of medical settings with patients who have a wide range of psychiatric and medical disorders, with specific focus on diseases and injuries that impact the brain. Neuropsychologists help diagnose medical and mental health disorders and provide recommendations about treatment.
What is a neuropsychological evaluation?
A neuropsychological evaluation is requested when there is a concern that an individual has experienced a change in thinking, behavior, or personality. This concern may be from the individual, their family, or their medical providers.
A neuropsychological evaluation consists of three parts:
- Review of medical and mental health records
- Clinical interview with the patient and their family or friends
- Paper-and-pencil tests that evaluate how different parts of the brain are functioning
WHO IS Referred for a neuropsychological evaluation?
Changes in thinking, personality, and behavior can occur for many reasons. Neuropsychologists see patients who have experienced a wide range of conditions, including (and not limited to):
- suspected neurological disease (e.g. Alzheimer's disease)
- cerebrovascular disease / stroke
- movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson's disease)
- concussion / brain injury
- memory loss
- attention deficit
- sleep issues (insomnia, sleep apnea)
- chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
- bipolar disorder
For more information about our practice and preparing for a neuropsychological evaluation, please visit our FAQ page.
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