The Neuropsychology Outpatient Clinic treats patients with acute or chronic lesions of the central nervous system. It carries out the cognitive-behavioural assessment and draws up the therapeutic programme.

Treatment of conditions of personal and relational distress and promotion of psychological and psychosocial wellbeing, through the functional assessment of personality, i.e. how the individual functions cognitively, affectively and behaviourally.

The aim is to analyse the way the person relates to him/herself, other people and the world in general (prevailing affects, relational style, identification of so-called ‘scripts’, prevailing motivations, needs and desires, as well as personal resources), in order to identify and subsequently treat related pathologies.

Psychological disorders such as:

  • anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, agoraphobia, psychosomatic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.) and mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, etc.);
  • hypochondria (prolonged worry and fear about one’s state of health, in the absence of pathological evidence) and body dysmorphism (disturbance of body image and its physical and aesthetic attributes);
  • personality disorders (borderline personality disorder, paranoid disorder);
  • dependent personality disorder, etc.;
  • behaviour disorders (particularly in adolescents and young people, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, etc.);
  • addictions and new addictions-addictions (sex, Internet, compulsive shopping, gambling, overwork);
  • sexual disorders;
  • eating disorders, etc.

The neuropsychological assessment of cognitive functions, carried out by means of a battery of standardised tests and an assessment protocol, aims to provide information on behaviour, personality, cognitive abilities and learned skills.

The areas investigated are:

  • Attention (The different attentional components such as alertness, sustained attention, selective and divided attention);
  • Memory (Short-term and long-term verbal memory);
  • Language;
  • Executive Functions (flexibility in choosing strategies in problem solving and abstract reasoning skills);
  • Visual-spatial logical-deductive reasoning skills;
  • Learning and the general cognitive state.

The services of this service are NOT in agreement with the National Health System.

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