Mood and Behavioral Problems

Mood and Behavioral Problems

Neuropsychological evaluations are commonly used to assess cognitive and behavioral functioning in individuals with psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress disorder. These evaluations involve a battery of tests that assess an individual’s cognitive and emotional functioning, such as attention, memory, language, and executive functioning skills, as well as their unique emotional, personality, and behavioral traits.

A person with depression may also experience memory problems, and they may wonder if the cause of their problems is due to depression, a medical problem, or both. A person with bipolar disorder may experience attention problems and racing thoughts, and they may wonder if their symptoms are due to their diagnosis or to a co-occurring condition such as ADHD. A neuropsychological evaluation can help answer these questions.

Dr. Gorman believes that a neuropsychological evaluation is more than a set of test scores. A comprehensive evaluation looks at the whole person, including childhood history, medical history, experiences in school, work, or home life, relationships, and current life stressors. Dr. Gorman is committed to working collaboratively with other clinicians who know the patient well, such as therapists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pediatricians, or other medical providers.

A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation can assist in differential diagnosis of complex psychiatric disorders and identify areas of strength and weakness to assist in formulating an appropriate and individually tailored treatment plan.

Dr. Gorman is committed to helping teens and adults gain insight into how they interact with the world, how they can get the support they need, and assist them in achieving their full potential.

Learning Disabilities

Medical Conditions resulting in brain fog or other changes in cognition or mood

Memory Disorders/Dementia

Mood and Behavioral Problems

Neurological Conditions