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Epilepsy Neuropsychology Service

(You can find an overview of all Nova Scotia Health's seizure and epilepsy services here, including the First Unprovoked Seizure Clinic and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.)

This service provides comprehensive assessment of thinking, emotional, and behavioural skills (e.g., memory, mood, self-control) for people with epilepsy and other neurological disorders where seizures are a main symptom.  The assessment helps identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses to assist with diagnosis, surgical decision-making, and / or help provide recommendations for rehabilitation, return to school / work, and improving daily functioning.

How do I prepare for my first visit with the Epilepsy Neuropsychology Service

You will receive a letter with your appointment time and location, as well as information on how to prepare for the appointment.

What will happen during my appointment?

The assessment may take 2-6 hours to complete and usually takes place over the course of one full day. The assessment will involve an intake interview and paper and pencil testing to assess your thinking skills. In some cases, parts of the assessment, or the entire assessment, may be completed virtually.

Will there be any follow up?

There will be a follow-up appointment to discuss your assessment results and recommendations.

Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

Referrals are accepted from physicians or nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia Health Neurology and Neurosurgery clinics, or from neurology specialists in the community. 

Referrals can be faxed to 902-473-3582.

To be referred, you must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with epilepsy OR have a documented unprovoked seizure

The clinic is located in suite 4060.

General inquiries regarding Epilepsy Neuropsychology Service:

Phone: 902-473-4799
Fax: 902-473-4873

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