Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between
brain function and behavior. Neuropsychological
evaluations are intended to provide more information regarding the psychological
impact of a medical condition such as stroke, head injury, or dementia. One component of Dr. Freed’s practice is the
evaluation of individuals following head injury or concussion. Dr. Freed also has nearly 30 years experience
working with older adults who have memory problems.
A neuropsychological evaluation consists of a history-taking
interview, clinical observation, and testing.
During the interview, you will be asked about your family, education,
work history, medical history, and any symptoms that you currently have. You may also be asked to fill out some rating
forms. You will then be given a number
of psychological tests that are designed to evaluate your thinking and motor
abilities. Some of the tests are
difficult and many of the tests are timed.