Monday, August 11, 2014

Why Your Doctor May Send You For Neuropsychological Testing NYC

By Tanisha Berg

One of the worst things about a declining memory is the fact that people in the early stages of dementia do not recognize that they have a problem. Moreover, mood disorders such as depression and anxiety may also be associated with memory problems. With nearly 8.5 million residents, The Big Apple is the most populous city in America. As the Baby Boomer generation enter their senior years, dementia is a growing problem. Neuropsychological testing NYC can help to distinguish those people with Alzheimer's and other memory diseases from mood disorders to help doctors decide what treatment to use.

Neuropsychological tests (NPT) are designed to measure a psychological function that is specifically related to a particular region of the brain. There are four aspects to NPT. The first is how people score on a particular test compared to the rest of the population. This is called psychometrics.

Another type of NPT investigation looks at how people relate to left and right. A third type of NPT is called pathognomics. This test is geared towards identifying problems related to specific conditions. Finally, NPT can connect particular types of test scores with a particular type of brain damage.

Your doctor may schedule you for NPTs if: You have a brain-damaging illness like Alzheimer's, brain tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis, AIDS or epilepsy. Other reasons for sending you for NPT might be if you have had a concussion, you have been exposed to neurotoxins, have a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Your doctor might also use these tests to monitor how well you are progressing on a particular treatment for any of the above conditions.

The City of New York is blessed with a number of prestigious centers where neuropsychological testing may be conducted. Among these is New York-Presbyterian. Considered one of the best hospitals in the world, New York-Presbyterian is affiliated with two Ivy League colleges, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is ranked sixth in the United States and first in the New York metropolitan area by U. S. News and World Report.

The Neurological Institute serves a large and varied population in the Big Apple. The city itself is composed of five separate boroughs, each a county in its own right. The boroughs are Brooklin, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. In the late 19th century, these five boroughs were consolidated under the name of a single city, New York.

With almost 28,000 residents per square mile, New York City has the highest population density in the world. As many as 800 different languages are spoken here. The city is the main port of entry for legal immigrants. New York City is the home of the headquarters of the United Nations, a major international center of diplomacy located in Turtle Bay.

Established in 1624 by Dutch immigrants, New York was originally named New Amsterdam. The English took over in 1664. Between 1785 and 1790, it was the capital of the nascent nation. York was once the capital of Viking England. The Danish invaded the country in the year AD 866.

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