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Neuropsychology

Saint Louis University’s neuropsychology service, under the direction of Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, provides comprehensive cognitive evaluations covering a wide range of presenting problems.

A neuropsychological evaluation provides comprehensive assessment of adult patients in whom impairments of cognitive or neuropsychiatric functioning are evident or suspected. Assessment involves a systematic evaluation of higher cognitive abilities to identify possible problems with brain functioning. This helps lead to a diagnosis, defines strengths and weaknesses and helps suggest best treatment options.

Neuropsychological evaluations may assist in guiding the decision-making process in the areas of:

  • Differential diagnosis
  • Prognosis and dispositional planning
  • Rehabilitation issues
  • The ability to return to work
  • Tracking of changes in functioning over time
  • Educational and vocational planning