Neuropsychological assessment in addiction: A clinical guideline


  • Antonio Verdejo-García Monash University



recommendations, neuropsychological assessment, treatment, addiction


The aim of this article is to provide rommendations for neuropsychological assessment in the con­text of addiction treatment. I propose key basic guidelines to conduct neuropsychological as­sessment in two contexts: (1) profiling of cognitive sequela as­sociated  with substance use; (2) prediction of treat­ment otcomes, in terms of retention and ad­herence to addiction treatment, and risk of relapse. I also discuss novel therapeutic approaches spurred by a neuropsychological understanding of substance use disorders. These recommendations are aimed to fos­ter the transition between neuroscientific discovery and clinical translation, by providing basic guidelines to incorporate neuropsychological tools in clinical practice with addicted clients. 


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Author Biography

Antonio Verdejo-García, Monash University

School of Psychological Sciences & Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

How to Cite

Verdejo-García, A. (2016). Neuropsychological assessment in addiction: A clinical guideline. Acción Psicológica, 13(1), 1–6.



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