The role of neuropsychology on an epilepsy monitoring unit: A peek behind the "do not disturb" sign

Kristin A. Kirlin, Dona E.C. Locke

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Abstract

Neuropsychological services are considered an essential component of specialized epilepsy centers. In such a multidisciplinary setting, neuropsychologists interact regularly with other professionals involved in epilepsy patients' care. For these other professionals, this article provides an overview of the background of neuropsychologists, the services they provide, and how their findings contribute to the evaluation of the epilepsy patient. Two case examples are included to illustrate how neuropsychological evaluations are employed in the epilepsy monitoring unit setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-298
Number of pages10
JournalNeurodiagnostic Journal
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Cognitive profile
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU)
  • Epilepsy surgical candidate
  • Neuropsychological evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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