Assessment & Testing for Mental Health
EMH embraces a holistic approach to mental health, and that can include the use of specialized tests to identify potential neurobehavioral disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia or depression, that can adversely affect a person’s wellbeing.
How can a neuropsychological evaluation help?
A neuropsychological evaluation includes a comprehensive battery of tests that measure how individuals think, feel, and behave, as well as a clinical interview. The evaluation provides valuable information on the reason(s)/conditions that most likely explain why you think, feel, and behave the way that you do, i.e., a differential diagnosis. Neuropsychological tests can also clarify a patient’s strengths and weaknesses and be used to create an individualized care program that identifies other care providers who are best suited to treat the patient. Most importantly, it can establish a timely baseline to measure improvement or decline over time.
What questions can the evaluation address?
To determine whether a person can make various types of decisions, such as those related to estate planning or medical care.
Whether an examinee can live independently or if they would be better suited to living in a facility that provides assisted care.
Effects of Medical Conditions
To quantify how various medical conditions, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke (CVA), and epilepsy/seizures, affect how people think, feel, and behave.
To determine how various disorders of aging, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, and/or Parkinson’s disease, might affect how someone thinks, feels and behaves.
To clarify the effects of addiction and/or various types of mental illness, including, but not limited to, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and/or schizophrenia, which might affect how someone thinks, feels, and/or behaves.
To determine if an examinee is experiencing a disorder that can adversely affect school performance, such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or a learning disability, and to ensure they receive needed accommodations.
How to Begin an Evaluation
Contact us today to see how EMH can support your neuropsychological testing needs.
To inquire about a neuropsychological assessment for an individual, please click here or call (310) 273-4843 to make an appointment.
For skilled nursing, post-acute, and other facilities, please connect with our community liaison team click here or call (310) 273-4843.