What Does a Neuropsychologist Do, Exactly?

Neuropsychologists look at the interplay between what a person's brain does and how they act in life -- emotionally, physically, socially, and so forth.

Posted on BrainLine February 7, 2011.

Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King, BrainLine.

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Nice information about Neuracologist and your brain!

That was interesting, informative and very easy for me to understand. Thank you.

MY HUSBAND WAS IN CAMP LEJEUNE IN 1973 WHEN THE WATER WAS CONTAMINATED.NOW HE DEAL WITH NEUROBEHAVIORAL EFFECT. POOR MEMORY,DEMENTIA,INSOMNIA, TROUBLE CONCENTRATING AND FATIGUE.HAVE THEY DECIDED TO COMPENSATE THE VETERAN THAT WAS IN CAMP LEJEUNE FOR NEUROBEHAVIORAL.

Thank you Dr for that clear, easily understood definition of Neuropsychologist.

By the age of 50, I underwent four brain surgeries because of bleeding.

When referred to a neuropsychologist I went for 2 years but never knew the purpose until I asked questions. All I knew was that this is where I got my medication.

I no longer have the service because it is outside of my health plan. My fear is that as my emotions and thoughts change... who will thoroughly understand mesothelioma Neurological Disorder? Thank you

I am a US Marine Veteran who suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury in March of 1981 while on active duty. I was unconscious for about 18 to 20 minutes or so (as written on US Navy Corpsman medical report in my medical record). Throughout the years that followed, while on active around 1988, my cognitive ability was affected noticeably.

The Veterans Hospital won't recognized my disability from TBI but yet from 1990 until the present I have been diagnosed with multiple mental disorders including NOS cognitive disorder. Now I am at the stage of my life where I need to get outside help from a Neuropsychologist in the civilian sector. Doing this required me to obtain a Nexus letter from a Neuropsychologist of his or her findings and in that release of information will be given from additional Veterans Hospital of my personal medical file.

I am on an ongoing going claim for benefits compensation through the Veterans Hospital. My request is ongoing of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury coexisting of Mental illness disorders. For further information would greatly support me. I've several opportunities to call upon Neuropsychologist in the San Diego County area. The Psychiatric Center Of San Diego. Please give me directional advice to support me Thank You.

Dear Marine Veteran,
My husband is a disabled veteran. He recommends going directly to the nearest DAV office. They have lawyers, counselors, and doctors who are just
Waiting for cases like yours. Double-time to the DAV. Good luck.