Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behaviour relationships. It is an applied science in which psychometric tests are administered with the aim of providing an accurate picture of an individual’s neuropsychological functioning, including cognitive strengths and weaknesses and psychological adjustment.
Unlike neuroimaging which informs us about brain structure, neuropsychological data tells us how well the brain is working and the extent to which an individual may be cognitively or behaviourally affected by an acquired brain injury.
Common reasons for referral include traumatic brain injury, memory and ageing and changes in personality and behaviour.
Neuropsychological assessments are comprehensive cognitive evaluations which typically take 2-3 hours in an outpatient setting although shorter (screening) assessments are appropriate for inpatients. The data is typically used for diagnostic purposes but it can be used for treatment planning, the monitoring of clinical conditions and in outcome measurement.
We are based at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.
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