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What pathologies does it deal with?

The types of pathologies are varied, such as craniocerebral trauma (TBI), cerebrovascular accidents or stroke (AVC), brain tumors, dementia or other neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis,...), from memory loss to the various type of dementia (Alzheimer's, vascular, ...)

Neuropsychology also helps when making the differential diagnosis between similar pathologies and discriminating whether the alterations have an organic basis or are functional (between depression  and dementia). In cases of simulation to prove the veracity of the affect and/or the exaggeration of possible alterations. 


In the workplace, neuropsychological assessment is carried out both for diagnosis and rehabilitation and to consider possible reintegration into work. In cases of cognitive impairment, the neuropsychological assessment is useful to be able to monitor progress by comparing different scans over time and reorienting the rehabilitation.

Older people are often concerned about memory problems that can be typical of normal aging or be the first symptoms of dementia. Neuropsychological tests make it possible to differentiate one or the other.

Other patients who suffer from diseases that can be accompanied by cognitive alterations (diabetes, hypothyroidism, schizophrenia, depression and other psychiatric diseases...) are evaluated less frequently.

A stroke can affect behavior, speech, memory and other brain functions in a mild, moderate or severe way. A neuropsychological assessment helps establish the degree of involvement and location in the brain and allows us to plan therapy tasks for cognitive recovery.

Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases cause different neurological problems, in these cases a neuropsychological examination marks a baseline to know  specifically the progress and evolution of the affected functions.

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias produce alterations to all cognitive functions and especially to memory, personality and cognitive abilities. The assessment using tests in this case allows us to identify the neuropsychological profile and detect memory problems at a very early stage, while in moderate phases having a detailed assessment allows us to work from cognitive therapy in order not to lose functions quickly. In addition, the periodic assessment can give us clues about the evolution of the disease.

Cranioencephalic traumas can cause a wide variety of symptoms depending on which part of the brain is affected, through the evaluation of the neuropsychologist we define which brain functions are altered and from there we plan cognitive therapy with specific exercises.

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