Neuropsychology Definition –
Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behaviour, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function on the other.
Neuropsychological Test –
Neuropsychological tests are specifically designed tasks used to measure a psychological function known to be linked to a particular brain structure or pathway. Tests are used for research into brain function and in a clinical setting for the diagnosis of deficits.
Types of Neuropsychology Testing –
- Executive function
- Dementia specific
Neuropsychology Evaluation –
The most useful factor of Neuropsychology evolution is that it provides an accurate identification of the disorder for the patient when it is unclear to the psychologist what exactly he/she has. This allows for accurate treatment later on in the process because treatment is driven by the exact symptoms of the disorder and how a specific patient may react to different treatments.