Neuropsychological Evaluation After Brain Injury: Leave No Neuron Unturned! (Full Interview with Arnold Purisch, PhD)


  • What is neuropsychology? How is it different from clinical psychology, neurology, and psychiatry? (1:04)
  • When is the best time to do neuropsychological testing? (6:37)
  • What brain functions are evaluated? (9:58)
  • Can neuropsychological testing tell us how a person functions in their daily life? (17:27)
  • What do the test results tell us about the extent and rate of recovery? (21:15)
  • What is a concussion? What is a mild/ moderate/ severe traumatic brain injury? (24:12)
  • Why does the same impact result in different deficits and different severity of impairments?
  • How are impairments found on testing related to the degree of cognitive demands in the "real world" outside of the testing environment?
  • Is brain damage the only cause of cognitive impairments found on testing? (33:02)
  • What's new in neuropsychology? (36:40)
  • What does testing say about truthfulness, exaggeration, effort, and malingering? (38:56)
  • Advice for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and treaters. (42:11)

Neuropsychologist Arnold Purisch, PhD talks about neuropsychological evaluation. (Complete interview)

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