What Is Clinical Neuropsychology?
Clinical neuropsychology is a field of psychology which focuses on the applied science of brain-behaviour relationships. Unlike a clinical psychologist, who deals with psychological and mental health problems, a neuropsychologist can assess, diagnose and treat psychological disorders which stem from brain-based conditions, often through neuropsychological assessments.
A neuropsychological assessment involves analysing common brain functions, such as memory, attention, concentration, learning, problem solving and decision making. These assessments are particularly relevant to people who have been affected by cognitive changes as a result of a head injury, stroke, excessive alcohol use, excessive drug use, dementia and other conditions that may affect brain function.
Wide range of conditions assessed
During our neuropsychological assessments we are able to comprehensively and holistically assess thinking changes as a result of a large number of conditions, including but not limited to: