Neuropsychological screening in the psychiatric emergency room

Igor I. Galynker, Philip D Harvey

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Abstract

In a pilot study, a neuropsychological minibattery of tests consisting of Trail-Making Test A (TMA), Trail-Making Test B (TMB), and the Visual Reproduction subtest (VR) of the Wechsler Memory Scale was administered to patients with common psychiatric diagnoses in a psychiatric emergency room (ER). Patients with adjustment disorders were not distinguish-able from normal controls, while patients with affective disorders and schizophrenia were more impaired than both of these samples. It is suggested that this or a similar minibattery of tests can be of use as an adjunct screening device for differential diagnosis of adjustment disorder versus more serious psychopathology in psychiatric ERs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Trail Making Test
Adjustment Disorders
Psychiatry
Hospital Emergency Service
Wechsler Scales
Neuropsychological Tests
Psychopathology
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Reproduction
Schizophrenia
Differential Diagnosis
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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Neuropsychological screening in the psychiatric emergency room. / Galynker, Igor I.; Harvey, Philip D.

In: Comprehensive Psychiatry, Vol. 33, No. 5, 01.01.1992, p. 291-295.

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