Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Neuropsychological Services

During the past twenty years, Dr. Dowell has completed neuropsychological evaluations among over 5000 patients. Neuropsychological Services currently completes consultations among over 300 – 400 children/adolescents each year presenting with a variety of symptoms/problems including features of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), learning disabilities, behavioral disorders (ie., oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, etc.), pervasive developmental disabilities (ie., autism, Asperger’s Syndrome), post-traumatic stress disorders, neglect/deprivation, reactive attachment disorders and other adjustment disorders. He has served as a forensic neuropsychological witness within the county and federal court systems throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and testified in front of the State Department of Education.

Here Dr. Richard Dowell will share insights to common issues seen within the clinical and forensic neuropsychological arenas. At times humorous, other times a bit sarcastic, examples given are taken from real world experience, with the any names being changed to protect the innocent, and the doctor of course. While certain matters may be shown in a lighthearted manor the illnesses and people suffering from any type of mental or physical pain is not taken lightly.

The intent of Inside Neuropsychology is to open a dialogue between patients and their loved ones and the medical staff serving them. It is also a means to uncover some of the lunacy often common in diagnosis and treatment.

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