Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty within clinical psychology that focuses on brain functioning and brain-behavior relationships. A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior, emotions and thinking abilities are related to brain structures and systems. Services include evaluation and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and injuries, particularly by assessing the effects of disorders or injuries of the central nervous system. A clinical neuropsychologist also conducts psychological evaluations such as personality psychopathology or differential psychiatric diagnosis to aid in treatment planning and psychotherapy.
Reasons for Evaluation
Drs. Cory and Perry are genuinely concerned about the positive experience and successful outcome of every patient. An accurate, scientifically based evaluation leads to personalized and more effective treatment, rehabilitation and life adjustments.
- Dementias (e.g., Alzheimer's)
- Traumatic brain injuries (e.g., concussions)
- Seizure disorders (e.g., epilepsy)
- Neoplasms (e.g., brain tumors)
- Cerebrovascular accidents (e.g., stroke)
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Mood and psychotic disorders (e.g., depression, schizophrenia)
- Presurgical neurocognitive/psychological (e.g., DBS of Parkinson's, spinal, bariatric/gastric)
- Learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia)
- Carbon monoxide exposure and other possible hypoxias (e.g., sleep apnea)
- Infectious diseases affecting the central nervous system (e.g., HIV, prion diseases, meningitis)
- Mental disability and neurodevelopmental disorders
- Personality dysfunction (e.g., Axis II disorders)