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Cognitive Assessments

Laverdure Psychiatry offers cognitive assessments to objectively measure different areas of memory, attention, concentration and reasoning. 

As part of our standard of care, it is standard practice to objectively check up on areas such as memory, attention, reasoning, and verbal ability—all cognitive abilities you need to function optimally in everyday life. It’s not a test—it’s a quick check up on how you’re doing today, like a blood pressure cuff for your brain.

Assessing for head trauma is a standard of care in psychiatry and if there are any concerns of head trauma there could be cognitive issues that need to be assessed and addressed. First line is getting a base cognitive assessment. 

Why is Measuring Cognitive Health Important?

We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing—some days we feel “off” or have “brain fog,” while other days we feel like we can take on the world. But how much better are we on the good days? Are lifestyle or health changes making a difference? That’s where cognitive assessment comes in. By putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them. When your brain is performing, every activity in your daily life will be easier, from remembering where you parked your car to doing your taxes.

CBS Health: An Engaging and Scientifically-Validated Cognitive Assessment Platform

Laverdure Psychiatry uses a leading cognitive assessment platform, CBS Health, to quickly measure brain health. Your healthcare practitioner will offer these measures to assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your treatment and overall wellness is on the right track.

The CBS Health tasks have been validated by decades of scientific research, and are proven to measure the most important aspects of cognition. Performance is directly linked with the areas of your brain that are active when you’re at your sharpest. But more importantly, the tasks are fun, and only take 1.5 - 3 minutes each to complete. Now, not only will you feel better, but you can objectively track how your brain is responding to treatment. 

How Do I Get Started?

To get started as part of your overall mental health wellness, ask your practitioner about how to incorporate cognitive assessments into your treatment plan. These tests are primarily done in the comfort of the office or can be done in the privacy of your own home. Talk to your provider to see what are the best options for you. 

Please call the office at 406.945.9019 to set up an appointment to get this treatment incorporated into your care. 

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