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The Benton Neuropsychology Laboratory provides neuropsychological and psychological assessments of a wide variety of patients with known or suspected brain dysfunction or psychological conditions. The Laboratory is staffed by licensed and board-certified clinical neuropsychologists.

In general, patients are referred when there is some question of an impairment in cognition, or a psychological condition that bears on patient management or treatment.

The aim of the evaluation is to quantify these cognitive (e.g., memory, intellect, attention, language) and psychological (e.g., depression, anxiety) factors, and to identify possible etiologies.

Also, recommendations and guidelines pertaining to the practical implications of assessment findings are provided (e.g., ability to drive, manage finances, manage medication or medical regimens, or make independent decisions). Neuropsychological rehabilitation counseling referrals are offered to patients as well.

Common Types of Patients Served Include Those With:

  • Dementia
  • Developmental disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psychological and behavioral conditions such as
    • Aggression
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Somatoform disorders
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Various other medical conditions such as
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Diabetes
    • HIV
    • Lupus

If you are interested in finding out more about the department of Neurology, our research and educational programs, news and events, or how you can give by donating, please visit our academic and departmental website.

Care Team