"You can't touch this": delivery of inpatient neuropsychological assessment in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.
Conclusions: Our aim is that the suggested teleneuropsychology-informed battery and model may inform safe and practical neuropsychological inpatient assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic and other situations requiring contact precautions for infection prevention and control. PMID: 32912043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - September 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Parlar ME, Spilka MJ, Wong Gonzalez D, Ballantyne EC, Dool C, Gojmerac C, King J, McNeely H, MacKillop E Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Neuropsychological functioning in severe acute respiratory disorders caused by the coronavirus: implications for the current COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: At this time, the mechanisms, correlates, and effects of COVID-19 are poorly understood, but information gleaned from the literature on similar viruses and utilized interventions should help inform neuropsychologists as they begin to work with this population. PMID: 32901580 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - September 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rabinovitz B, Jaywant A, Fridman CB Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

COVID-19 and clinical neuropsychology: A review of neuropsychological literature on acute and chronic pulmonary disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Although the full scope of neuropathophysiology associated with COVID-19 remains to be established, pulmonary insults associated with the disease are likely to produce cognitive dysfunction in a substantial percentage of patients. PMID: 32883155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Riordan P, Stika M, Goldberg J, Drzewiecki M Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Construct validity, ecological validity and acceptance of self-administered online neuropsychological assessment in adults.
CONCLUSIONS: The selected SAO neuropsychological tests had acceptable construct validity (including divergent, convergent, and criterion-related validity), and similar ecological validity to that of traditional testing. These SAO assessments were acceptable to participants and appear appropriate for use in research applications, although further research is needed to better understand the strengths and weaknesses in other clinical populations. PMID: 32883156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Chaytor NS, Barbosa-Leiker C, Germine LT, Fonseca LM, McPherson SM, Tuttle KR Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Recognition subtests for the Repeatable, Battery, Assessment, Neuropsychological, and Status: Preliminary data in cognitively intact older adults, amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease.
Conclusions: Although preliminary, these new recognition scores appear to provide useful information and may improve the sensitivity of the RBANS in identifying cortical/subcortical profiles in clinical and research settings. PMID: 32883179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - September 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Duff K, Suhrie KR, Dalley BCA, Porter SM, Dixon AM Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Early parenting is associated with the developing brains of children born very preterm.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Examine relationships between parenting and brain structure and growth in children born very preterm (VPT). METHODS: Participants were 118 children born VPT (
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Treyvaud K, Thompson DK, Kelly CE, Loh WY, Inder TE, Cheong JLY, Doyle LW, Anderson PJ Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

WAIS-III measurement invariance: Data from Estonian standardization.
DISCUSSION: The results of this study provide evidence that the structural model underlying the Estonian adaption of WAIS-III is partially invariant across sex and age groups, hence the test functions same manner across these groups. Estonian WAIS-III was not invariant across the educational levels, which may indicate that the measure has a different structure or meaning to different educational groups. PMID: 32856515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Anni K, Käärik M, Mõttus R Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Transitioning to telehealth neuropsychology service: considerations across adult and pediatric care settings.
Conclusions: As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, teleNP presents an opportunity as well as a challenge for neuropsychologists looking to provide patient care in the context of social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions. In this transformative time, the field of neuropsychology has opportunities to advance beyond traditional settings and focus on alternative delivery of patient care. PMID: 32842849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hewitt KC, Rodgin S, Loring DW, Pritchard AE, Jacobson LA Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

2020 COVID-19 American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Student Affairs Committee survey of neuropsychology trainees.
CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting neuropsychological training and the well-being of trainees. This survey highlights the importance of communication with trainees during uncertain times. Based on the survey results, recommendations were developed to assist neuropsychology organizations in developing initiatives to support trainees during the current pandemic and in the future. PMID: 32842877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Guidotti Breting LM, Towns SJ, Butts AM, Brett BL, Leaffer EB, Whiteside DM Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

A survey of international clinical teleneuropsychology service provision prior to and in the context of COVID-19.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest the use of TeleNP is increasing, although use of remote TeleNP testing is still developing. Findings also illustrate increasing use of TeleNP in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage follow-up investigation in future studies to understand the changing practices and rates of TeleNP provision over time. PMID: 32844714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hammers DB, Stolywk R, Harder L, Cullum CM Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

COVID-19 issues related to pediatric neuropsychology and inpatient rehabilitation - challenges to usual care and solutions during the pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: By considering components of in-person and telehealth models of patient care during the pandemic, neuropsychologists successfully serve patients within the rehabilitation setting, as well as the patient's family who may be limited in their ability to be physically present due to childcare, illness, work-related demands, or hospital restrictions. PMID: 32847476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Koterba CH, Baum KT, Hamner T, Busch TA, Davis KC, Tlustos-Carter S, Howarth R, Fournier-Goodnight A, Kramer M, Landry A, O'Neill J, Cass J, Wilson C, Slomine BS Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Post-traumatic stress disorder: a differential diagnostic consideration for COVID-19 survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: Heightened risk of PTSD occurred in MERS and SARS survivors. While data concerning COVID-19 is lacking, PTSD is known to occur in patient groups who undergo similar hospital courses, including ICU survivors, patients who are intubated and mechanically ventilated, and those that experience delirium. Research with patients who develop PTSD in the context of mild traumatic brain injury further suggests that PTSD may account for some or all of a patient's subjective cognitive complaints and neuropsychological test performance. Recommendations are provided for assessing PTSD in the context of COVID-19. PMID: 3...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kaseda ET, Levine AJ Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Validation of one-year reliable change in the RBANS for community-dwelling older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment.
Conclusions: These findings validate Hammers and colleagues' SRB prediction equations by (1) indicating their ability to identify clinically meaningful change across RBANS Indexes in independent samples, and (2) discriminating rates of cognitive change among cognitively nuanced samples. PMID: 32819188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hammers DB, Suhrie KR, Porter SM, Dixon AM, Duff K Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Pediatric neuropsychological evaluation via telehealth: Novel models of care.
CONCLUSIONS: Lessons learned as a function of rapid changes in care models have implications for the field of neuropsychology as a whole as well as for future flexibility in meeting the needs of pediatric patients and their families. PMID: 32787508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pritchard AE, Sweeney K, Salorio CF, Jacobson LA Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Rapid communication: Preliminary validation of a telephone adapted Montreal Cognitive Assessment for the identification of mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: This rapid communication presents preliminary validation of the T-MoCA for use in individuals with PD. Caveats and implications for practical use in the current pandemic are discussed. PMID: 32779959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Benge JF, Kiselica AM Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

A case series illustrating the implementation of a novel tele-neuropsychology service model during COVID-19 for children with complex medical and neurodevelopmental conditions: A companion to  Pritchard et al., 2020.
CONCLUSION: The primary aim of this article is to provide examples outlining how clinical service decisions were made in the application of this three-tiered model for children with complex medical and neurodevelopmental histories. This article is intended to serve as a guide for other pediatric neuropsychology providers considering tele-neuropsychological services for complex pediatric patients during social distancing. PMID: 32757708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peterson RK, Ludwig NN, Jashar DT Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

White privilege in neuropsychology: An 'invisible knapsack' in need of unpacking?
CONCLUSIONS: The present examination suggests that white privilege within the field of neuropsychology may perpetuate health care disparities relevant to practice and research and the field's insufficient systemic response to its longstanding challenges related to workforce demographics and psychometric instrumentation. To ensure future clinical utility and professional viability, it is imperative that neuropsychology as a field, and particularly the non-Hispanic White majority of its membership and organizational leaders, unpack its invisible knapsack of privilege and acknowledge the ways in which such privilege can insid...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - August 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cory JM Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Neuropsychological functioning in survivors of childhood medulloblastoma/CNS-PNET: The role of secondary medical complications.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term cognitive consequences of malignant pediatric brain tumor and its treatment, and factors explaining variability in cognitive functioning among survivors. Method: A geographical cohort of survivors of pediatric medulloblastoma (MB) and supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor (CNS-PNET), treated between 1974 and 2013, was invited to participate. Of the 63 surviving patients, 50 (79%) consented to participation. The participants were tested with a battery of neuropsychological tests covering a wide age range. Verbal cognition, nonverbal cognition, processing spe...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stadskleiv K, Stensvold E, Stokka K, Bechensteen AG, Brandal P Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The Neuropsychological Norms for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region in Spanish (NP-NUMBRS) Project: Overview and considerations for life span research and evidence-based practice.
CONCLUSIONS: This project: 1) shows that the NP-NUMBRS norms consistently outperformed previously published norms for English-speaking non-Hispanic (White and African-American) adults in identifying impairment; 2) explores the role of Spanish-English bilingualism in test performance; and 3) provides support for the diagnostic validity of these norms in detecting HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment. Study limitations include the limited assessment of sociocultural variables and generalizability (e.g., other Latina/o populations, age limit [19 - 60 years]). Future research is needed to: 1) investiga...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rivera Mindt M, Marquine MJ, Aghvinian M, Paredes AM, Kamalyan L, Suárez P, Heaton A, Scott TM, Gooding A, Diaz-Santos M, Umlauf A, Taylor MJ, Artiola I Fortuny L, Heaton RK, Cherner M Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Feigning or forgetfulness: The effect of memory impairment severity on word choice test performance.
CONCLUSION: The WCT is generally useful for detecting invalid neuropsychological test performance, although, its classification accuracy was diminished among patients with severe memory impairment. Therefore, while the WCT remains a viable option for performance validity assessment, neuropsychologists should carefully consider its use when this level of severe memory impairment is known or suspected. PMID: 32723147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Neale AC, Ovsiew GP, Resch ZJ, Soble JR Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Initial changes in neuropsychologists clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic: a survey study.
CONCLUSIONS: It is clear that field of neuropsychology has drastically shifted clinical practices in response to COVID-19 and is likely to continue to evolve. While these responses were collected in the early stages of stay-at-home orders, policy changes continue to occur and it is paramount that practice organizations consider the initial challenges expressed by clinicians when formulating practice recommendations and evaluating the clinical utility of telehealth services. PMID: 32723158 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marra DE, Hoelzle JB, Davis JJ, Schwartz ES Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

An abbreviated WISC-5 model for identifying youth at risk for intellectual disability in a mixed clinical sample.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest the first several subtests of the WISC-5 can be used to identify clinically referred youth at risk for ID who subsequently require full administration of the WISC-5 for consideration of an ID diagnosis. PMID: 32720846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Zabel TA, Rao R, Jacobson LA, Pritchard AE, Mahone EM, Kalb L Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Recurrent intracerebral hemorrhages due to central nervous system vasculitis: a neuropsychological case report.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates the importance of differential diagnosis of low base-rate conditions, functional neuroanatomy and neurobehavioral phenomenology, serial assessment, and cognitive reserve in clinical neuropsychological practice. PMID: 32715901 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Resch ZJ, Ovsiew GP, Soble JR Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Post-intensive care syndrome in a cohort of infants & young children receiving integrated care via a pediatric critical care & neurotrauma recovery program: A pilot investigation.
CONCLUSIONS: New PICS morbidities are common in the early phase of recovery after discharge in infants, young children and their families. Results demonstrate the benefits and need for timely PICU follow-up care that involves collaboration/integration of physicians, neuropsychologists, and families to identify and treat PICS issues. PMID: 32703075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hall TA, Leonard S, Bradbury K, Holding E, Lee J, Wagner A, Duvall S, Williams CN Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

InterOrganizational practice committee recommendations/guidance for teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: This document provides provisional guidance with links to resources and established guidelines for telepsychology. Specific recommendations extend these practices to TeleNP. These recommendations may be revised as circumstances evolve, with updates posted continuously at OPC.online. PMID: 32673163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bilder RM, Postal KS, Barisa M, Aase DM, Cullum CM, Gillaspy SR, Harder L, Kanter G, Lanca M, Lechuga DM, Morgan JM, Most R, Puente AE, Salinas CM, Woodhouse J Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Emory university telehealth neuropsychology development and implementation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: TeleNP has been successfully used to answer referral questions regarding deep brain stimulation (DBS) candidacy in Parkinson's disease patients and presence of mild neurocognitive impairment in patients with subjective memory decline. Our current protocols will continue to evolve with greater experience and are not considered to be a finished product. Nevertheless, development of robust teleNP protocols should expand availability of neuropsychology in both clinical and research applications while simultaneously decreasing assessment burden associated with traveling - sometimes long distances - for diagnostic n...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hewitt KC, Loring DW Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Introducing a forced choice recognition trial to the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test - Revised.
CONCLUSIONS: RD achieved ≥.90 specificity at higher cutoffs than previously reported. The newly introduced FCR trial has the potential to enhance the existing arsenal of EVIs within the HVLT-R. However, it must demonstrate its ability to differentiate genuine impairment from non-credible responding before it can be recommended for clinical use. PMID: 32660329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Abeare CA, Hurtubise JL, Cutler L, Sirianni C, Brantuo M, Makhzoum N, Erdodi LA Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Predicting changes in performance due to cognitive fatigue: A multimodal approach based on speech motor coordination and electrodermal activity.
CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that speech and arousal measures may be used to predict changes in performance associated with cognitive fatigue. This work supports ongoing efforts to develop reliable, unobtrusive measures for cognitive state assessment aimed at reducing injury risk, informing return to work decisions, and supporting diverse mobile healthcare applications in civilian and military settings. PMID: 32657221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Heaton KJ, Williamson JR, Lammert AC, Finkelstein KR, Haven CC, Sturim D, Smalt CJ, Quatieri TF Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Introduction to a special issue on military neuropsychology: Serving those who serve.
Conclusions: The issue highlights the importance of research in clinical neuropsychology to the practice and advancement of military neuropsychology. PMID: 32619383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Belanger HG Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The APPCN multisite didactic initiative: Development, benefits, and challenges.
Conclusion: It is hoped that these findings will inform future efforts to develop and implement online training activities. The benefits reported by respondents suggest that this work is warranted, while reported barriers to participation identify areas for improvement. PMID: 32615854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Domen CH, Collins RL, Davis JJ Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The association between neurocognition and sexual abuse within a children's psychiatric inpatient program.
This study examined the effect of sexual abuse on children's intelligence, EF, and learning/memory by conducting a retrospective chart review for 144 children (aged 7-12) who completed a neuropsychological assessment during a psychiatric inpatient hospitalization. Of the 144 children, participants were matched two to one by gender and age, with one group (n = 52) categorized by reported sexual abuse and the other group (n = 92) categorized by no reported sexual abuse. The neuropsychological measures included the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI-I/II) or Wechsler Intelligence Scal...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - July 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gervasio M, Beatty A, Kavanaugh B, Cancilliere MK, Holler K Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Shift happens: the gender composition in clinical neuropsychology over five decades.
Discussion: Gender differences in conference speakers, editorial board members, and in earning research citations have diminished over time, but early career women still face disadvantages in speaking at conferences and serving on editorial boards. We provide strategies to increase and sustain women's participation in leadership in neuropsychology. PMID: 32603209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rohling ML, Ready RE, Dhanani LY, Suhr JA Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

The relationship between neurovascular coupling, vision and sensory performance, and concussion history in Special Operations Forces combat soldiers.
Conclusions: Heightened NVC response magnitudes are related to reduced contrast sensitivity in SOF combat soldiers. Because concussion history does not impact the relationships between outcomes, these measures may be utilized for performance evaluation at any point in a soldier's career. The lack of relationships between NVC response magnitude and some of the other vision and sensory performance outcomes suggests that implementing NVC assessment may add unique information and enable clinicians to detect physiological deficits that may otherwise go undetected. PMID: 32603258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source:...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: DeCicco JP, Roby PR, DeLellis SM, Healy ML, Kane SF, Lynch JH, Means GE, Mihalik JP Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Practice effects in mild cognitive impairment: A validation of Calamia et  al. (2012).
Conclusions: Although Calamia et al. provided a method for predicting practice effects and follow-up scores, these results raise caution when using them in MCI, especially on cognitive tests that were not in their meta-analysis. PMID: 32594886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Duff K, Hammers DB Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Performance validity in the dementia clinic: Specificity of validity tests when used individually and in aggregate across levels of cognitive impairment severity.
Conclusions: The incorporation and interpretation of several easily assimilated multiple-PVT batteries in dementia evaluations are explored. Additionally, data regarding individual PVT performance according to cognitive impairment severity are provided to aide validity assessment of both patients undergoing dementia evaluation and examinees who are less impaired. PMID: 32552601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Martin PK, Schroeder RW, Olsen DH Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Normative data for test of learning and memory in an ecuadorian adult population.
Conclusion: This is the first study that presents normative data for tests of learning and memory for an adult population in Ecuador. It is expected that these norms will help to improve the clinical practice of neuropsychology in Ecuador by limiting erroneous raw score interpretation and incrementing diagnostic accuracy. PMID: 32544370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rodríguez-Lorenzana A, Núñez-Fernández S, Adana-Díaz L, Mascialino G, Ponce TY, Rivera D, Arango-Lasprilla JC Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Predictors of rate of cognitive decline in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment.
Conclusion: Identifying potential predictors of rate of decline from amnestic MCI to AD could be clinically meaningful for prognostic purposes, understanding risk and protective factors, as well as guiding future treatments and clinical trials that could aim to target and delay progression among those patients who are vulnerable to more quickly convert to AD. PMID: 32544371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cerbone B, Massman PJ, Kulesz PA, Woods SP, York MK Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Validity of teleneuropsychology for older adults in response to COVID-19: A systematic and critical review.
Conclusions: Overall, there appears to be good support for TNP assessments in older adults. Challenges to TNP in the current climate are discussed. Finally, a provisional outline of viable TNP procedures used in our clinic is provided. PMID: 32519594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marra DE, Hamlet KM, Bauer RM, Bowers D Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Editorial from the TCN department of culture and gender in neuropsychology: updates, future directions, and next steps.
PMID: 32500797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hilsabeck RC, Mindt MR Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Demographically-adjusted norms for selected tests of verbal fluency: Results from the Neuropsychological Norms for the US-Mexico Border Region  in Spanish (NP-NUMBRS) project.
We examined linear and nonlinear effects of demographic factors (age, education, and gender) on verbal fluency raw scores, and developed T-scores using fractional polynomial equations controlling for demographics. We also calculated the rates of "impairment" (T-scores
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - June 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marquine MJ, Morlett Paredes A, Madriaga C, Blumstein Y, Umlauf A, Kamalyan L, Rivera Mindt M, Suarez P, Artiola I Fortuni L, Heaton RK, Cherner M Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

What happens when we forget our own narrative: Transgender dementia case study.
Conclusions: Overall, it was difficult to determine nuanced gender differences due to the patient's marked cognitive impairment. Potentially, differences may be more obvious in a less impaired individual. PMID: 32449495 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Scharaga EA, Chang A, Kulas JF Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Introduction to the Neuropsychological Norms for the US-Mexico Border Region  in Spanish (NP-NUMBRS) Project.
Conclusions: The data presented in this Special Issue represent an important tool for clinicians and researchers working in the neuropsychological assessment of Spanish-speakers in the United States. PMID: 32431209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marquine MJ, Rivera Mindt M, Umlauf A, Suárez P, Kamalyan L, Morlett Paredes A, Yassai-Gonzalez D, Scott TM, Heaton A, Diaz-Santos M, Gooding A, Artiola I Fortuny L, Heaton RK, Cherner M Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Examining embedded validity indicators in Conners continuous performance test-3 (CPT-3).
Conclusions: Several CPT-3 variables have clinical utility as embedded validity indicators; however, due to low sensitivity, they should not be used in isolation. These scores may be used as indicators of invalid performance but should not be used to rule out invalid performance. Identified CPT-3 scores may be useful as one component in a multivariate, multi-point continuous approach to performance validity sampling. PMID: 32364040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - May 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ord AS, Miskey HM, Lad S, Richter B, Nagy K, Shura RD Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Neuropsychological Norms for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region in Spanish (NP-NUMBRS) Project: Methodology and sample characteristics.
Discussion: Norms developed through the NP-NUMBRS project stand to improve the diagnostic accuracy of neuropsychological assessment in Spanish-speaking young-to-middle-aged adults living in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Application of the present norms to other groups should be done with caution. PMID: 32319851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - April 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cherner M, Marquine MJ, Umlauf A, Morlett Paredes A, Rivera Mindt M, Suárez P, Yassai-Gonzalez D, Kamalyan L, Scott T, Heaton A, Diaz-Santos M, Gooding A, Artiola I Fortuny L, Heaton RK Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Long-term cognitive trajectory and activities of daily living in healthy aging.
Conclusions: Slight restrictions in IADL seem to be a useful tool for screening healthy ageing participants at risk of developing subtle cognitive decline over a period of five years and the cross-sectional Rogalski criteria based on standardized neuropsychological measures were superior for tapping age-related brain changes to longitudinal LMEM classification based on screening (Montreal Cognitive Assessment). PMID: 32306891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bezdicek O, Červenková M, Georgi H, Schmand B, Hladká A, Rulseh A, Kopeček M Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Neuropsychological assessment and diagnostic disclosure at a memory clinic: A qualitative study of the experiences of patients and their family members.
Conclusion: Clinicians can reduce uncertainty by using clear communication, limiting interruptions during an NPA, and paying attention to contextual factors. Low information retention could possibly be improved by involving a family member and using visual aids or written information during the diagnostic disclosure. Finally, participants also appreciated being provided with neuropsychological feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their cognitive profiles and with guidance on how to manage this diagnosis in their daily lives. PMID: 32301377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gruters AAA, Christie HL, Ramakers IHGB, Verhey FRJ, Kessels RPC, de Vugt ME Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Comparing different tests to detect early manifestation of prospective memory decline in aging.
Conclusions: Overall, the study provides important information regarding age-related PM decline and can help researchers as well as clinicians in deciding the preferred test to evaluate PM performance. PMID: 32301378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mioni G, Fracasso V, Cardullo S, Stablum F Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Long-term negative emotional outcomes of warzone TBI.
Conclusions: These findings highlight the potentially enduring and multi-faceted emotional effects of deployment TBI, underscoring the need for early assessment of negative affectivity in warzone veterans reporting TBI. PMID: 32301397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vasterling JJ, Aslan M, Proctor SP, Ko J, Leviyah X, Concato J Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Introduction to special issue: Contextually valid assessment of executive functions in the era of personalized medicine.
PMID: 32295481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - April 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suchy Y Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research

Who benefits from cognitive intervention in older age? The role of executive function.
Conclusions: Memory groups can improve performance on clinic-based prospective memory tests in older people with concerns about memory performance, suggesting the value of further translation studies to demonstrate functional real-world gains and quality of life improvement after training. These interventions may be especially effective for those older people with better executive function (working memory, attention set shifting). PMID: 32283994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - April 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kinsella GJ, Pike KE, Wright BJ Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research