A neuropsychologist specializes in the relationship between the brain and human behavior. Neuropsychologists evaluate, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people of all ages with neurological, developmental or psychological conditions that affect cognitive function, which is a person’s ability to think, reason, remember and learn.
A neuropsychologist typically:
Evaluates a patient’s medical history
Interviews the patient, family and others who can be helpful
Performs a neuropsychological evaluation and interprets the results to help reach a diagnosis
Determines the presence and extent of cognitive problems
Identifies psychological components of cognitive problems
Consults with doctors and other healthcare providers
Treats and rehabilitates people with cognitive and emotional problems related to the central nervous system
Neuropsychologists may also be known as simply a psychologist or as a neurological psychologist.
There are 655 specialists practicing Neuropsychology in California with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars. There are 30 hospitals in California with affiliated Neuropsychology specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus.