Neurocognitive testing

Alternative Names

Mental status exam; Mental status tests

Definition of Neurocognitive testing

Neurocognitive testing is used to find out about a person’s thinking abilities, and to determine whether these problems are improving or getting worse.

Review

Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/9/2010

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