Arizona Forensic Psychiatry
Roland Segal, M.D., DFAPA

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Psychological versus Neuropsychological Evaluation

Neuro-psycological evaluations are typically more thorough and informative than are psychological evaluations.  Neuro-psychological evaluations include assessment of constructs such as intellectual ability, academic achievement, specific learning disorders, cognitive functions (such as sustained attention, executive functioning and memory), symptom frequency and intensity, temperament, personality features, social skills, and adaptive functioning. 

In contrast, psychological evaluations do not typically extend to the assessment of cognitive functions.

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