The brain is an amazing and vital organ of the body regulating cognition, personality and mood within each unique human being. When the brain undergoes subtle or significant changes for any reason this can affect the overall functioning of the various areas and systems. Neuropsychological evaluations are requested to help you, your doctors or attorney understand how these systems and areas of the brain are functioning now compared to the past. Testing is usually recommended when there are changes in functioning regarding decision making, memory, thinking or understanding, reasoning, academics, language, coordination, perception or personality which may be caused or worsened by a medical, neurological, psychological, or genetic cause. Neuropsychlogical testing will also be helpful in understanding baselines, differential diagnosis, treatment planning and documenting any changes since the time of injury.