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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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Abstract

NAVATTA, Anna Carolina Rufino; FONSECA, Maria Fernanda; MUSZKAT, Mauro  and  MIRANDA, Mônica Carolina. Diagnosis screening in the interdisciplinary neuropsychological assessment process. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.3, pp. 430-438. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722009000300014.

This article aims at presenting a model of interdisciplinary diagnosis screening in a child care neuropsychological group. The biopsychosocial perspective is the base of the diagnosis screening, which consists of an initial interview with the children in groups carried by an interdisciplinary staff. The model is justified for the fact that this initial perception of the neuropsychologist, through the traditional model, is time-consuming, costly and, inefficient for most neurology patients. The proposal is that this can direct the assessment, generating a starting point for the neuropsychology evaluation. Considering the patient's decrease of emotional loses, the integrated diagnosis, and the financial aspect, we conclude that the implementation of this procedure in clinic services promotes benefits which involve not only the reduction of costs, but also the humanization of the patient's care.

Keywords : Screening; Diagnosis; Neuropsychology; Interdisciplinary.

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