Here's What to Expect at Your Neuropsychiatric Exam

Here's What to Expect at Your Neuropsychiatric Exam

A neuropsychiatric exam is a diagnostic tool we use to diagnose cognitive and behavioral symptoms of a psychiatric or neurological condition.

At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, board-certified psychiatry and addiction medicine specialist Richard E. Repass, MD, offers comprehensive neuropsychiatric exams to determine if you need treatment for an underlying disorder or illness.

Knowing what to expect during your neuropsychiatric exam can relieve any anxiety you may feel about the process and help you prepare in advance.

Purpose of a neuropsychiatric exam

A neuropsychiatric exam includes a series of specialized tests that assess conditions that result from trauma or illnesses that cause changes in your brain. These conditions can include:

The results of your exam provide Dr. Repass with valuable information about your brain function and overall health. The exam also helps him customize the right treatment plan for your condition, so you achieve lasting symptom relief.

Dr. Repass has extensive training in neuropsychiatric exams to accurately assess your needs and ensure the best outcome for treatment.

What to expect during your neuropsychiatric exam

There are several parts to a neuropsychiatric exam, and our team makes sure you're comfortable throughout the process.

At the start of your exam, Dr. Repass reviews your personal and family medical history. He also learns more about your symptoms and the effect they have on your daily life. Based on your symptoms, Dr. Repass may also conduct specialized tests like:

Mental health evaluation

Mental health evaluations include questions about your emotions, daily experiences, and thinking patterns.

Neurologic exam

During a neurologic exam, Dr. Repass may ask you to perform different tasks to evaluate your brain’s overall function. Tasks may include moving your body in a variety of ways.

Cognitive assessment

The goal of a cognitive assessment is to evaluate how your brain processes information that plays a role in communication, memory, and decision-making.

Dr. Repass focuses on your individual experience throughout the exam but may also wish to include your loved ones, who can provide additional information about your health and behaviors.

Getting your neuropsychiatric exam results

Once your neuropsychiatric exam is complete, Dr. Repass discusses the results with you and what you need to move forward. In some cases, he may request blood work, imaging tests, or other diagnostic procedures to identify or rule out underlying medical issues.

When he has all of your test results, Dr. Repass customizes a care plan to manage your condition. He offers a range of therapies to address neuropsychiatric conditions, including:

We continue to monitor your progress during routine follow-up visits and counseling sessions and can adjust your care plan when needed. Dr. Repass can also discuss your options for additional NAD therapy sessions to support your long-term brain function and health.

Call us at Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment in Mercer Island, Washington, to learn more about the diagnostic benefits of neuropsychiatric exams, or book a consultation online today.

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