New guidelines for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s trigger debate

Newly proposed diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease developed by experts convened by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute of Aging followed by research reported in The New York Times (Aug. 9) that a spinal fluid test is accurate to predict Alzheimer’s disease set off a national debate among medical and psychological practitioners. In mid-July […]

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  • Psychological testing: a look back; a look ahead

    I wrote my first psychological test report while in training, in the early 1970s. In those years, there was a more or less standard battery that had changed little since the 1940s and which was employed irrespective of the patient’s history and clinical presentation. This battery consisted of the WAIS for adults and the WISC […]

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  • Florida approves RxP certification

    The Florida Board of Psychology in July approved the American Board of Medical Psychology (ABMP) to certify properly trained psychologists for a specialty in medical psychology. Florida does not allow RxP psychologists to prescribe psychotropic drugs, but the certification will permit those with proper training to indicate the specialty in credentials and list the designation […]

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