Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 15 and 17 in the course text as well as the article Ethical Considerations in Geriatric Neuropsychology, and view Dr. Chungs TED Talk, Wendy Chung. AutismWhat We Know (and What We Don’t Know Yet) (Links to an external site.).
Pick a disorder of brain development (i.e., onset during childhood) or aging (e.g., dementia due to a neurodegenerative disorder). Explain the symptoms, how the diagnosis is made (e.g., findings on brain imaging, laboratory testing, etc.), the neurobiological basis for the disorder (e.g., CNS structures involved and neurotransmitters), and current treatment options (including mechanism of action for any drug therapies).