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Cognitive Disorders

Neuropsychological testing is not limited to the disorders listed on the other pages of this site. We assist with diagnosis and treatment planning for a broad range of neuropsychiatric conditions. The evaluation can be focused or comprehensive, depending on the question to be addressed.

We perform diagnosis and treatment planning for a wide range of conditions, including

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Lyme Disease
  • Stroke
  • Tumor
  • Brain injury
  • Toxic exposure
  • HIV-encephalopathy
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Older adults are at risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment. Facts about MCI include:

  • MCI is defined as age-associated cognitive impairment that is not severe enough to be diagnosed as dementia
  • One subtype of MCI is “amnestic MCI” in which memory is disproportionately impaired
  • Neuropsychological (cognitive) testing is the best way to diagnose MCI
  • Some medications may reduce the risk of progressing to dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease which is why an evaluation is so important for an early diagnosis so that treatment can begin early.

Other Conditions

Many conditions cause impairment of memory and other cognitive functioning. The first step is to determine if you have a problem, its nature and severity, and what should be done for it.

Thousands of conditions can cause impairment in thinking or cognitive abilities, including medical, neurological and psychiatric conditions. If you are experiencing memory problems, slowed thinking, or other cognitive impairment, we can help. A neuropsychological evaluation can determine if there is a cognitive condition present, and if so, what might be the cause and what can be done about it.