Questions about brain health can arise during almost any phase of life. Changes in temper, mood swings, sleeping, energy level, pain, memory or even behaviors that are out of the ordinary, such as risk taking or overspending, can indicate a medical issue that is affecting a person’s health.
Getting a full assessment of the medical, psychological and social components that affect wellness is essential for uncovering the underlying issue and, more importantly, early intervention and treatment.
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At Menninger, we assemble a team of specialists, including a neuropsychiatrist, to take a close look at the client’s brain health in addition to determining if other symptoms may be contributing to the client's current situation. The team collaborates with the client’s family to get valuable input about their observations of and experiences with the client. The team also collaborates with health professionals who are familiar with the client.
A full medical history is gathered by a physician, and comprehensive neuropsychological testing is completed by a board-certified psychologist. A licensed therapist meets with the client and family to assess social and environmental stressors. In addition, the team requests appropriate lab work, genetic testing for optimal medication, neuroimaging and EEG or sleep study.
Our staff compiles the entire assessment schedule, making this process hassle free for the family. All assessments and tests can be completed, evaluated by the specialists and shared with the client and family within one week at Menninger. (All assessments begin on Mondays and conclude on Fridays.)
Together the client, family and specialists explore causes for the changes in the client’s health and behavior. At the conclusion of the week, the findings are shared with the family and client, as well as a full written report that includes a definitive diagnosis and recommendations for next steps for treatment.
Previous brain health assessments, which are also referred to as neuropsychiatric and behavioral neurology assessments, have uncovered such health conditions as: