Clinical Neuropsychology - John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
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Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical neuropsychology uses objective tests of memory and thinking skills to look at brain functioning. Neuropsychological evaluations are requested specifically to help your doctors and other professionals understand how the different areas and systems of the brain are working.

Neuropsychological evaluations are recommended when there are symptoms or complaints involving changes in memory or thinking. You or your family may have noticed problems with concentration, organization, reasoning, memory, language, perception, coordination, or personality. These changes in thinking may be due to any of a number of medical, neurological, psychological, or genetic causes. Common problems evaluated include learning disability, Attention Deficit Disorder, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and psychiatric problems. Testing will be helpful in understanding specific situation.

The neuropsychology appointments are used to determine current memory functioning, attention and concentration, problem solving, and emotional status. Those findings are evaluated to clarify diagnoses and to help in treatment planning. An evaluation typically takes four to six hours. The appointment is conducted by a trained professional giving the tests to you in a private office in a face-to-face setting.

Location of Service in Medical Center:

Neuropsychology is embedded in the Mental Health Department on the 7th floor of the blue section.

Contact information:

Dr. Brad Axelrod 313-576-1000, ext. 65370

Hours of Operation:

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Contact Info

Location

  • Neuropsychology is embedded in the Mental Health Department on the 7th floor of the blue section.

Contact Number(s)

  • 313-576-1000 Ext. 65370

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.