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Neuropsychological Treatment After Chiari

Many patients treated for a Chiari malformation experience some degree of emotional difficulties and/or subtle cognitive changes. Patients who were treated as teenagers or young adults may report these symptoms continuing into adulthood. The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center offers integrated psychotherapy with cognitive remediation — also known as cognitive rehab or cognitive rehabilitation — to help.

Behavioral, emotional, and cognitive changes after Chiari treatment can be stressful, but with quality treatment a patient can achieve excellent results and a good quality of life. For more information, contact Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman at 212-746-3356.

Reviewed by: Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, PhD
Last reviewed/last updated: January 2015

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