Neuropsychology deals with behavioural problems which can be attributed to some disruption with normal brain functioning. Such disruption may be created due to injuries, concussion, other pathological or genetic conditions. Apart from providing specialized neuro-behavioral evaluations, neuro-psychology also includes remedial interventions in cases of brain disorders. Such evaluation relies on clinical neuroscience, developmental changes and assessments and requires integration of behavioral, psychological, and neurological data.
Neuro-psychological evaluations are used for a better understanding of behavioural problems involving the brain. For instance, people with a head injury, stroke, or brain tumor may be put to neuropsychological evaluation to assess its impact on cognition, memory, language, and motor coordination. Such evaluations are also conducted on children and adults to better understand problems like learning issues, attention problems, autism, and anxiety or mood disorders. Neuro-psychological evaluations are extremely helpful in Epilespsy and Hysterical fits to determine whether the problem is organic or functional in nature and they can be as conclusive in diagnosis as MRI techniques (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
Neuropsychology uses indirect methods to study brain functions and their relationship with behavior. The commonly used tools in such evaluation are puzzles, drawings, language activities and checklists ---- all of which are carefully designed to measure a function important in learning and problem solving. The results are converted into standard scores to compare people of different ages and backgrounds. Using the unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses revealed by these scores, a trained neuropsychologist can identify the problem, recommend therapies and interventions to improve key areas of the patient's personal and professional life.
We provide services for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of brain-behaviour problems in conjunction with psychiatric care, which is required in such cases.