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अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, नई दिल्ली
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Introduction

Neuro Psychology

Clinical Neuropsychology (CNP) has been providing essential mental healthcare services to patients suffering from debilitating neurological disorders, such as dementia, epilepsy, stroke, motor neuron disease, cancer patients, patients with traumatic brain injury and other forms of acquired brain injuries, along with patients with neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, anxiety, depression etc.

It is a is rendering its services in various cognitive and behavioural domains. Clinical Neuropsychology is a specialized referral service which focuses on clinical application, including diagnostic formulation, assessment, cognitive retraining in brain functioning following brain attack/ insult/ injury. Psychological assessment includes neuropsychological assessment / evaluation including clinical diagnosis, comprehensive interview; behavioural observations, assessment with series of neuropsychological tests, interpretation, report writing neuropsychological formulation including General Intellect (hemispheric assessment), Cognition, Higher Level Executive Skills (e.g. problem solving, reasoning) Attention and Concentration, Memory & Learning, Motor & Sensory Skills, Perceptuo-motor Functioning/Visuo-spatial skills,Mood & Personality (Orbito Frontal Functions), Language/ Aphasia Assessment. Neuropsychological retraining including basic function approach to improve the functional skills improving basic pre morbid functions of persons daily life; neuropsychological reorganization including compensation for the deficit when deficient function can neither be reorganized nor restored, clinic based therapy; home based therapy.

Several neuropsychological and cognitive rehabilitation programs have been developed, standardized and validated from different clinical conditions. Clinical neuropsychology has also developed screening tools for different neurological conditions such as  Dementia Assessment Rating Test, Neuropsychological Evaluation Screening Test, and Preliminary Aphasia Screening Test, along with several more in the pipeline for bringing neuropsychological intervention, care and sensetization at all levels of healthcare management. Along with this patients are provided services through behaviour management therapies, family therapy and counselling for various conditions.

CNP functions as an interdisciplinary team working in liason with neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, neuro-anaesthesiologists, linguists, neuro-radiologists and medical social workers. The objective of CNP is to provide holistic and comprehensive assessment and rehabilitation for various neurological, neurosurgical, psychiatric and other medical conditions.

The services of clinical psychology (neuro) were established in 1969 under the tutelage of Dr. Surya Gupta. The unit has now established itself as a core group in the Neurosciences Centre, providing services to various other departments. The research and clinical services in Clinical Neuropsychology continued since 2005. Since then, it has further extened its horizon to various clinical/ neurological/ neuorpsychiatric disciplines. Research initiatives are underway toward better and more sophisticated systems of assessment and neuropsychological rehabilitation, aimed at facilitating the interdisciplinary patient care and in providing value-added services for the patients and their families.

 

 

Outpatient service (OPD):

There are 4 OPD/week, with 2 registries:

  1. Clinical Neuropsychology (CNP) Clinic :
    1. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday :
  2. Specialized Clinics:
    1. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (NR) Clinic

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Cognitive Retraining/Restructuring

Basics Skill Training

Functional Re-training

Speech and Language Rehabilitation

Psychosocial Therapy

Guidance  and Counselling

Individual Therapy

Family Therapy

Vocational Guidance

Holistic/eclectic Approach Therapy (depending on the patient’s needs)

   

Cognitive Disorders and Memory Clinic  

Memory Assessment

Screening for Cognitive Decline

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Dementia

Cognitive Re-training for decline in Memory/Executive Functioning

Management of Cognitive/ Memory Disorders

Identify and treat pseudo-dementia

Education: patients, carers, trainees, colleagues, and the general public.

Family guidance

Monitoring of progress and response to therapy

    1. Cognitive Disorders and Memory (CDM) Clinic

The clinical/ pharmacological aspect of which would be taken care by the Neurologist or the concerned Clinician.

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Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029

Board Number : +91-11-26588500 / 26588700

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