Sleep Med Psychophysiol.  1997 Jun;4(1):120-128.

Neuropsychological Tests in Psychiatric Outpatients

Affiliations
  • 1Yongjung Brain Function and Sleep Research Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2National Seoul Mental Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

Clinical neuropsychological test were developed originally for the diagnosis of neurological and neuro-surgical diseased. Recently, these tests are being introduced to psychiatric patients. Authors had the experience to use these tests in pychiatric outpatient clinic. Results were as follows. There was a significantly increase in language and attentional function in residual schizophrenia compared to normal control. In chronic neurosis, as visuospatial function was reduced, language and attentional functions were enhanced. With these results, authors suggest that application of neuropsychological tests in psychiatric patients may be very helpful in classifying the subgroups of disease, in selecting the modality of treatment. and in expecting prognosis.

Keyword

Neuropsychology; Schizophrenia; Neurosis

MeSH Terms

Ambulatory Care Facilities
Diagnosis
Humans
Neuropsychological Tests*
Neuropsychology
Outpatients*
Prognosis
Schizophrenia
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