Neuropsychological assessment is a systematic clinical diagnostic procedure used to determine cognitive and behavioral function related to brain disorder. Such assessments are helpful for patients having, or suspected of having, various brain disorders that result in problems with memory, intellectual and cognitive functioning, daily activities, or behavior and emotions.
Neuropsychological assessment is helpful in determining the patient's cognitive and behavioral strengths and weaknesses related to neurological dysfunction. It can provide information on the relative contribution of neurologic and psychiatric factors in a patient's presenting problems.
Neuropsychological assessment is valuable in understanding conditions such as dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease), traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, toxic or other encephalopathy, epilepsy, developmental and learning disabilities, and other neurological disorders. Neuropsychological assessment is also helpful for patients with systemic conditions that affect brain function such as diabetes, hypertension, toxic/metabolic disorders, and alcoholism.