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Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine

About Behavioral Medicine

Riverhills Neuroscience, with three Cincinnati, Ohio, area offices in Norwood, Westside, and Anderson, as well as an office in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, recognizes the importance of behavioral medicine for managing chronic health conditions that affect memory and thinking. The multidisciplinary practice is a one-stop-shop, providing comprehensive and coordinated care to improve quality of life. Call the office today to schedule a behavioral medicine appointment or request more information online.

Behavioral Medicine Q&A

What is behavioral medicine?

Behavioral medicine is a specialized area of health care that focuses on the social, psychological, and environmental factors that affect health and disease.

The team at Riverhills Neuroscience is comprised of Clinical Neuropsychologists and a Health Psychologist to assist in this care.

Clinical Neuropsychology


What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

Typically, your doctor will request a neuropsychological evaluation when there are concerns by you or your family about memory or other cognitive abilities. These evaluations include standardized tests that show how a person’s brain is functioning. Our role is to clarify the nature, severity, and cause of cognitive symptoms.

My memory is fading. Do I need a neuropsychologist?

We see patients with a wide variety of neurological and medical conditions that impact memory and other cognitive abilities, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Brain tumors

What can I expect during the assessment?

The specifics of your neuropsychology assessment at Riverhills Neuroscience depend on the reason for your visit. The neuropsychologist will complete an interview, asking questions about your medical history, symptoms, and background. The testing portion involves paper and pencil tests that measure cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, language, visuospatial
skills, problem solving, and mood.

How is this testing used?

Neuropsychological exams serve a unique purpose. They can identify specific types and severity of brain dysfunction, which is used for:

• Accurate neurological/medical diagnosis
• Treatment planning
• Tracking progress and recovery following a neurological injury
• Decision-making about rehabilitation, work, or living independently
• Determining appropriateness for surgery
• Establishing baseline abilities

What happens next?

In most cases, the neuropsychologist will review your test results with you, give you specific recommendations to guide treatment and help you in daily life, and send you a written report. With permission, the neuropsychologist will also send the results to the doctor who referred you. This doctor may talk to you about your test results at your next office visit.




How psychotherapy can help with behavioral medicine?

Our Health Psychologist provides psychotherapy to help patients manage chronic conditions, such as chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. With proper coping skills, a patient’s recovery from or management of illness is greatly improved. We are also able to assess psychological and environmental aspects of medical illness to aid physicians in medical treatment planning, to improve patient’s overall health, and maximize functioning.

Behavioral medicine can help you understand the mind and body connection and provide strategies that give you more control over your life.


Learn more about our Clinical Neuropsychologists and Health Psychologist at Riverhills Neuroscience by calling today or requesting information online.