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Dr. Justin ORourke

Clinical Psychology
Ackworth, IA
10 years experience male

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Hello! I am a neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of brain injuries and disease that affect cognitive and psychological functioning. I have provided clinical neuropsychological evaluations for a range of conditions, including complex TBI cases, neurodegeneratieve diseases and dementias, stroke and cardiovascular disease, movement disorders, infectious diseases, neurotoxic exposure and anoxia, auto-immune diseases, metabolic disorders, brain tumors, demyelinating diseases, epilepsy, pre-/post-operative evaluations, ADHD, somataform disorders, malingering, and other psychiatric illnesses. I have also had the privilege of publishing a number of peer-reviewed studies in neuropsychology and neuroscience journals. My most recent publication was a chapter in a widely used neurology textbook called Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice. I am grateful for the opportunity to answer people's questions on Health Tap, and I look forward to being a resource to patients.

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology 10 years experience
Yes and no...: An eeg will usually only 'change' if you happen to catch a seizure in the moment. This is why an eeg usually involves inducing a seizure with flashing lights, caffeine, etc. Sometimes your physician may admit you for an eeg in an epilepsy monitoring unit (usually a few days) to try and catch a seizure. This may also involve video eeg to correctly localize and classify seizure activity.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology 10 years experience
Forgetfulness: Memory loss for new, not old, information is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease (ad). Before ad, people begin with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, which is diagnosed after neuropsychological testing indicates that there is a notable deficit in memory in the presence of otherwise intact cognitive and daily functioning. Ad usually develops in the 70s, but other dementias can develop earlier.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology 10 years experience
See a neurologist: The symptoms you are describing cover a lot of different areas in the brain and brain stem. A neurologist can help sort out where the issue may be and what may be causing it.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. ORourke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. ORourke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I so appreciate the amount of REAL info I've got from u guys for FREE in 30days, after racking up over $15k in the last 10yrs w NO help. TY!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, but 5 years, no insurance, so I will wait until I fall again
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am thankful, recovering from a head contusion

Awards

The National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Dr. Ted Blau Award, 2009
University of Iowa’s Ballard-Seashore Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2010-2011
The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology National Psychologist Trainee Register Credentialing Award, 2012

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National Academy of Neuropsychology
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
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