Neuropsychology?

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by galalleni, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. galalleni

    galalleni Well-Known Member

    Howdy Y'All,

    I am curious about how many people on the forum here have a diagnosis from or have been to see a neuropsychologist.

    My neuropsychologist gave me the MMPI-2, the Roschach Ink Blot test, and another test I can't remember (it was 400 questions long though) to determine that I had Severe Major Depression, Recurrent, with Psychotic features; he got this result without knowing any of my psychiatric history (although he did have my family history of mental illness). I find this area of study interesting - and I wonder how many people here actually have been to see a neuropsych about their condition.
     
  2. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    i am sorry to say i've never heard of neuropsychology. sounds like they are very thorough before making a diagnosis. where did you find your neuropsychologist? did you need a referral?
     
  3. galalleni

    galalleni Well-Known Member

    I am surprised no one here has heard of neuropsycology - that is what determined exactly what was afflicting me when I was at my most vulnerable point. I was with the neruopsychologist for four days of testing to get my diagnosis.
     
  4. iracund

    iracund Antiquities Friend

    i've heard of but never known one (or known anyone who has been treated by) a neurophyschologist.

    i do, however know about neuropsychiatry

    after extensive testing (and let me say for the record, even though i was just coming away from a psychotic episode and pretty calm with a lot of zyprexa and a little klonopin coursing through my veins, after about 4 hours i started getting angry and belligerent because all i wanted to do was go home and sleep. HAH! poor pdoc!) he is the one who finally diagnosed me correctly.

    and he is who i still see. i wish i could say "from time to time", but he still has me on a pretty short leash. he's a pain in the ass sometimes, but i'm quite sure that his accurate diagnosis and treatment is one of the main reasons i haven't tried to off myself for about 6 months.

    there has been an ongiong debate in the medical profession as to whether neurology and psychiatry (hence, neuropsychiatrist) are better kept as seperate subdisciplines. i don't really care one way or another. i'm just happy my shrinky-dink knows what he knows and has been able to help me stop the squirrels from being in control of my brain.

    neuropsychology, i imagine, is a combination of the fields of neurology and psychology. but of course, i've been known to be wrong. often. HAH!!
     
  5. jerrin

    jerrin Guest

    Hi I am a neuropsychologist and the first poster was right. U of M has a very good program,
    also Case Western, University of Houston. The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
    put out a position paper on proper training in neuropsych.
     
  6. iracund

    iracund Antiquities Friend

    right about what? the post didn't make any postulations about neuropsychology ... simply stated their experience. what are you trying to say?
     
  7. yanke

    yanke Active Member

    Here's a link to the American Psychological Association's Neuropsychology Division. It allows you to search for neuropsychology training programs in your area. However, it's limited to graduate schools and pre- and postdoctoral training programs.
    http://www.div40.org/training/index.html
    The University of Michigan has a neuroscience specialization for their psychology program:
    http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/undergrad...
    If you are interested in neuropsychology, you can major in psychology with a minor in biology.
     
  8. iracund

    iracund Antiquities Friend

    i don't think anyone was looking for programs to study neuropsychology ... but then again, who knows.:lost:
     
  9. yanke

    yanke Active Member

    Here's a link to the American Psychological Association's Neuropsychology Division. It allows you to search for neuropsychology training programs in your area. However, it's limited to graduate schools and pre- and postdoctoral training programs.
    http://www.div40.org/training/index.html
    The University of Michigan has a neuroscience specialization for their psychology program:
    http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/undergrad...
    If you are interested in neuropsychology, you can major in psychology with a minor in biology.
     
  10. iracund

    iracund Antiquities Friend

    yeah, i'm definitely missing something here.:horse2:
     
  11. yanke

    yanke Active Member

    Here's a link to the American Psychological Association's Neuropsychology Division. It allows you to search for neuropsychology training programs in your area. However, it's limited to graduate schools and pre- and postdoctoral training programs.
    http://www.div40.org/training/index.html
    The University of Michigan has a neuroscience specialization for their psychology program:
    http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/undergrad...
    If you are interested in neuropsychology, you can major in psychology with a minor in biology.