Neurologically Impaired Patients

  • Thomas J. Boll

Abstract

In clinical psychology practice, despite its varying degrees of reliability and validity, the interview is an appropriate and, in many insta:nces, excellent technique and procedure for obtaining information about the patient that is necessary and may be sufficient for a diagnosis. Furthermore, the clinical psychology interview is not only capable of allowing the clinician to make yes/no decisions with regard to diagnostic possibilities and probabilities, but is also adequate for obtaining information that allows sufficient descriptive information that a comprehensive evaluation can be said to have been accomplished along with whatever diagnostic or other formal classificatory activities are required.

Keywords

Head Injury Retrograde Amnesia Scarlet Fever Posttraumatic Amnesia Neuropsychological Examination 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Boll
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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