Why do we need neuropsychological examination


Very often, when you go to the hospital, patients and relatives communicate with your doctor. And he makes the appointment. And when it comes to specialists, the patient is puzzled why such a long survey. The hospital administration, too, is not happy and puts pressure on reducing the time of diagnosis. From their positions it had already been done at the stage of seeking medical attention. Other specialists in rehabilitation remained only to complete assignments and procedures. But this is not true. After all, today is a reform of the rehabilitation of the Central angle of which is the transition from hierarchy to partnership. And a full understanding of the patient and his opportunities here takes a key role. But of course, given the many circumstances we should not overuse the diagnosis and make a diagnosis for the sake of diagnostics, you always need a balance. Nevertheless, without a primary neuropsychological diagnosis is also difficult to understand the direction of rehabilitation of the patient.

Along with a lot of questions for the medical history also important is the implementation of neuropsychological tests in the first session of neuropsychological rehabilitation. Through this identify violations of memory, attention, perception, emotions, and other behavioral changes.

Neuropsychological examination identifies and explains the mental functions of the patient, which are caused by brain damage. In addition, neuropsychological tests provide information about which brain function has deteriorated, what brain areas are intact. What can the patient? What can he compensate? What more? Neuropsychological tests that bring clarity and light and how it changes thinking and memory after brain damage of the patient. How long he will be able to concentrate on the job. Under what conditions will he be able to do the job, and which will not.

Knowledge of the capabilities of the patient allows to adjust and personalize the rehabilitation program is tailored to the individual characteristics of the assimilation of information, personality changes and behavior in everyday situations.

Neuropsychological testing and assessment will have a significant role in the determination of disability and determination of the ability of patients to perform the legal transactions (sdelkosposobnost) and, in some cases, and capacity, but also a significant role in returning to the profession and to learning.

In the modern world, a key role in maintaining activity and participation are predominantly mental functions and accurate assessment depends on the end result of rehabilitation.

Example of Neuropsychological tests.

Kazybaev Sergey
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