Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology looks at the relationship between your brain and your thoughts, moods and actions. If you have a brain injury or illness, your doctor may refer you to a ProHealth Care neuropsychologist.

How does a neuropsychologist help?

A neuropsychologist has special training in how the brain works and can explain how your condition affects your everyday life. This type of professional can evaluate your ability to:

  • Remember
  • Speak or write
  • Solve problems
  • Control or understand your emotions

When to see a neuropsychologist

You or loved one may benefit from seeing a neuropsychologist if you’re affected by:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Behavioral condition, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Brain tumor
  • Developmental delay
  • Developmental disorder, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Learning disorder
  • Mental illness, including bipolar disorder, depression or schizophrenia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as concussion

What to expect

During your appointment, the neuropsychologist will talk to you about your thinking skills. You may bring a loved one, and the neuropsychologist can talk to them, too.

A technician will give tests asking you to read, write, draw or solve puzzles. You also may answer questions about your mood and personality.

Expect the evaluation to last about two to four hours.

Results

Your neuropsychologist will send the results to your doctor. The doctor will follow up with you and, if needed, recommend treatment.

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Request an appointment

Call ProHealth Care’s Neuroscience Services at 262-928-8200 to request an appointment. Ask your doctor for a referral, if required for coverage, before you call.

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