Referral Question and Chief Complaint

The first task of a neuropsychological assessment is to clarify the reason for referral. Patients are typically referred for neuropsychological assessment by other clinicians involved in their care, often for assistance in diagnosis and treatment planning. After the referral question is ascertained, the patient is seen and a chief complaint is elicited, including a clear description of the onset and course of the complaint (e.g., symptoms, concerns) as well as information regarding the medical and social context in which the problem(s) emerged. The patient's overall understanding of the rationale for the consultation and appreciation of his/her current circumstances is also sought.

Understanding And Treating Autism

Understanding And Treating Autism

Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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