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At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

Sigmund Hough, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System

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The psychological evaluation started the minute someone said, “Are you ok?” They ask if they know what date it is, your name and basically how you’re doing. And from that point on, there will be a series of these little psychological evaluation... Show More

The psychological evaluation started the minute someone said, “Are you ok?” They ask if they know what date it is, your name and basically how you’re doing. And from that point on, there will be a series of these little psychological evaluations, and that feeds into a history of where you were at injury, that event, and then throughout the process. Then you’ll be with someone like me in psychology, or psychiatry or social work and they’ll take a little more time to get to know “Are you ok?” because “Are you ok?” can vary from day-to-day and from year-to-year. The evaluation is ongoing and it’s something that we always want to keep open. So if you need therapy, if you need someone to talk to, we’re there.

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At what point after a spinal cord injury is a psychological evaluation made?

Sigmund Hough, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System

More Videos by Sigmund Hough
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The psychological evaluation started the minute someone said, “Are you ok?” They ask if they know what date it is, your name and basically how you’re doing. And from that point on, there will be a series of these little psychological evaluations, and that feeds into a history of where you were at injury, that event, and then throughout the process. Then you’ll be with someone like me in psychology, or psychiatry or social work and they’ll take a little more time to get to know “Are you ok?” because “Are you ok?” can vary from day-to-day and from year-to-year. The evaluation is ongoing and it’s something that we always want to keep open. So if you need therapy, if you need someone to talk to, we’re there.

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