What We Do
Neuropsychology assessments are designed to determine whether a person has problems with aspects of thinking such as memory. Memory assessment is the most common reason for referral.
Appointments last around an hour and a half. You will be asked to give a brief history of your problems and to complete some tests. The results of the tests can show:
- whether there is a problem
- if so, how severe the problem is
- and may help doctors to make a diagnosis
It takes some time to score up the tests, so it is not always possible to give an indication of a person’s performance at the end of the appointment. Instead, a technical report is sent to the referrer and GP, and a summary report to the patient.
To access the neuropsychology service you will need a referral from your GP or another medical consultant. Common reasons for referral are:
- worried about a deterioration in memory
- cognitive (thinking) problems associated with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis
- assessment following a brain injury
Dr John Higgon
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
Department of Psychological Services & Research
Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Tel. 01387 244495,
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm, for enquiries.