L'examen neuropsychologique en pratique quotidienne.

Translated title of the contribution: Neuropsychological test in daily practice

Jean Marie Annoni, Françoise Bernasconi Pertusio, Anne Sarah Caldara, Asaid Khateb, Deborah Lubini, Marie Dominique Martory, Eugène Mayer, Stéphanie Ortigue, Alan J. Pegna, Nathalie Valenza

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Abstract

Neuropsychology is a scientific discipline, born in the XIX century, and bridges the fields of neurology and psychology. Neuropsychologists apply scientific knowledge about the relationship between brain function and mental performances. The major clinical role of a neuropsychological evaluation is to help to establish medical and functional diagnosis in patients (adults or infants) with different neurological pathologies such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, epilepsy.... Such analysis necessitates accurate observation of behaviour and administration of tests of mental abilities (e.g. language, memory...). Test results can also help to clarify the nature of cognitive difficulties and to support the formulation of plans for neuropsychological therapy and functional adjustment in every day life.

Translated title of the contributionNeuropsychological test in daily practice
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalRevue médicale de la Suisse romande
Volume123
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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