This presentation will use examples from the author’s medico-legal practice to demonstrate methods of assessment, interpretation and reporting in cases which provide challenges over and above those typically presenting in the medico-legal arena. Cases involving the following issues will be presented: clear clinical evidence of brain damage yet no apparent cognitive impairment on testing; apparent evidence of cognitive impairment yet no clinical evidence of brain impairment; TBI diagnosed as mild when major injury exists; malingering even though significant brain damage exists; and issues arising when competency of an opposing assessor is in doubt. The issue of boundaries in the use of neuroimaging as a complement to neuropsychological assessment in medico-legal cases will also be addressed.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Psychology|
|Issue number||Suppl. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (12th : 2006) - Manly, NSW|
Duration: 23 Nov 2006 → 25 Nov 2006
- brain damage assessment