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What Is Neuropsychological Testing
Depends: Much of what a practitioner does depends on their past training, personal interests and time constraints. Much of this testing in time intensive & psychiatrists may prefer to have a psychologist do the testing to manage more patients at one time. Others may choose to do some or all of a variety of tests themselves as a way to better understand the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had psychosis now being sent for neuropsychological testing as my concentration isn't good. What can I do as self help?
Do psychiatrists know enough about neuropsychology –a non-MD field– to know when it's appropriate to refer a patient for neuropsychological testing?
Depends: As noted there are many different tests and these are usually combined in a "battery" that attempt not only to measure the degree and severity of brain abnormalities, but also try to predict how individuals will function given the injuries, deficits, or degrees of decline. The tests are also used to track the progression of a disease, and plan rehabilitation treatments and programs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do neuropsychological assessments or tests usually take place in one sitting? If so, it may not capture *trouble thinking* that comes and goes.
Testing: may lead to further testing scheduled at another time. NP testing is incredibly extensive and will not miss baseline deficits. Sleep deprivation, anxiety, distraction, intercurrent illness, or intoxication, could alter your performance. You are very unlikely to fool the testing. Fluctuating deficits may not be captured AND NP testers are well aware of "trouble thinking" that comes and goes. ...Read more
I have schizoaffective do. I am having cognitive issues is Neuropsychological impairment normal? how bad can it get? Should I be tested!?
Not normal: You've had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations and poor concentration for which I'm guessing you take Concerta. Often neuropsych testing - briefer version- is done during a psych. hospitalization. If you've never had testing or it's been more than a few years, neuropsych testing might be clinically useful to your doctor or therapist. Please discuss advisability with them. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper eval a must: Such things as inadequate restorative sleep, poor diet, other medical conditions and anxiety all present problems of focus, a proper evaluation is needed.Some of the meds used are controlled (restricted drugs) for which your doc must show just reason for use or risk loss of license. Some docs are less concerned with testing and will just give you something and hope it helps....poor care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are psychiatrists and neurologists trained to administer and interpret psychological and neuropsychological batteries like psychologists can?
No, they are not.: Neuropsychologists are the specialists who administer and interpret neuropsychological testing. Psychiatrists and neurologists usually do not perform this function. ...Read more
Absolutely !!!: As long as it is being done by a board certified obgyn or peri-natologist why would u want to take a chance and not know if something is wrong with your baby because if something is u are better off knowing as it could affect what u do with the pregnancy or what type of delivery is best or if somehting is wrong( hopefully not and it is reassuring to know it is not) your baby may need immed care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Not all.: At baylor college of medicine, we are privileged to have one of the preeminent genetics departments in the United States, so our amniocentesis results are all obtained in-house. Most practices, however, do need to send the amniotic fluid specimens they collect to outside genetics laboratories. Keep in mind that tests such as sequenom's maternit21 will render amniocenteses obsolete pretty soon. ...Read more
Satyriasis testing?: I think you might be asking about male compulsive sexual behavior or sex addiction in men, but it's not formally called "satyriasis." there are also really no lab tests for this. It is mostly a clinical diagnosis, made on the basis of patient history and current interviews. Use of drugs and alcohol can play a part. http://tinyurl.com/mhxfbr6. ...Read more
Apgar test: is a score assigned to a baby at one and five minutes measuring a number of factors related to health. The one minute test reflects the baby's adaptation to the intrauterine environment and the five minute test reflects the adaptation to extrauterine life. The items scored are standardized and based on clear criteria. ...Read more
Quick assessment: Virginia Apgar, an early neonatologist, described a rapid assessment score using the letters of her name. Appearance (color), pulse (rate), grimace (response to stimulus), activity (spontaneous), respiratory (effort). Each feature scored 0-2 gave a scale of how fast or much needed to be done for baby to help them get going. Low score, lots, high score, nothing. ...Read more
Let me explain: Biometric testing determines the risk level of an individual for certain diseases and other medical conditions. It can identify significant cardiovascular and nervous system problems and can provide information about future health risk factors. ...Read more
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