Lina Chatziantoniou | Clinical Neuropsychologist & Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

8 Aeginitou Dionisiou Str. (Metro station: Megaro Mousikis)
P.O. 115 28 Athens – Ilisia

Phone 210 72.57.888
Mobile 6937 38.93.94
Fax 210 72.57.888

lhatziantoniou@gmail.com

Opening hours

By appointment

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Neuropsychological Assessment


WHAT IS NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT?

It is an assessment of cognitive functions with standardized tests. It offers in-depth understanding of cognitive functions, behavior, personality and emotional state. It gives us a clear picture of strengths and weaknesses that helps in the diagnosis, treatment and in the improvement of the quality of life.

WHY DOES A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT TAKE PLACE?

Α. WHEN THERE IS A SUSPECTED DISORDER

Difficulties in:

  • Memory and learning
  • Attention
  • Reasoning, problem solving, planning or
  • Any other cognitive function
  • Behavior
  • Emotional control

To facilitate diagnosis and plan a treatment program adjusted to the strengths and weaknesses of the specific patient.

Β. WHEN THERE IS A KNOWN DISORDER

Neurodegenerative Disease

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tumor
  • Postoperative complications
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic alcohol and drug abuse

Brain Lesions

Psychiatric Disorder that influences
cognition

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia

Children and Adolescents

  • Learning Disorders, ADHD
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Mental Retardation
  • Trauma in the brain
  • Behavioral problems

In this case, we want to see which functions are affected and to what extent. The first assessment sets the basis upon which we compare the patient’s performance in the subsequent assessments (usually every six months-1 year) in order to formulate a treatment plan based on the patient’s strengths and weaknesses but also help the physician to assess the disease progression and decide upon pharmaceutical treatment.

What exactly is being assessed?

How does neuropsychological assessment help?