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About Ana Messler

Dr. Messler is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist who has provided thousands of evaluations where the question of traumatic brain injury was raised. She has also served as expert consultant and witness. She believes it is critical to provide an objective, scientifically defensible opinion, and to help the jury and court understand the implications of the neuropsychological aspects of cases before them. As a prior active duty neuropsychologist, she has extensive experience in the area of military forensic neuropsychology.

Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:30+00:00 December 16th, 2015|concussion, criminal forensic neuropsychology, forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology|

How Can Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology Be of Assistance in Legal Proceedings? Forensic neuropsychologists' contributions can be critical in assisting the trier of fact in terms of the neuropsychologist's knowledge of cognitive functions, brain-behavior, relationships, psychometric data, knowledge of  cognitive and behavioral expressions of syndromes, psychopathology, and symptom exaggeration.  In the field of criminal forensic neuropsychology, [...]

Forensic Neuropsychology Update – Most Popular Peer-Reviewed Articles

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:31+00:00 October 17th, 2015|forensic neuropsychology|

A new article was released this month from the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry regarding the value of forensic neuropsychology in the courts, authored by Elizabeth Leonard, a neuropsychologist practicing in Arizona.  I have pasted the abstract below.  Dr. Leonard has some useful articles on her practice website regarding how neuropsychology may assist the [...]

What is Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Like?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 October 15th, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|

  Adults with ADHD may continue to have difficulty tolerating routine types of work, may shift jobs more frequently, and may have difficulty attending to details and organizing.  Trouble with organization, planning, and meeting increased productivity requirements are common.  Children with the disorder may have been described as immature, impulsive, and frequently acting before thinking. [...]

Common Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluation Questions

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 September 18th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC|

Evaluations for the court system have a different intent than routine clinical evaluations.  The latter tend to focus more on diagnosis and treatment needs/planning, whereas forensic neuropsychological evaluations have a very different cope.  Forensic neuropsychological evaluations are requested by the court system, or by attorneys, in many cases.  Instead, the third party that referred the [...]

Psychologists and the Court System: Forensic Psychology

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 September 12th, 2015|criminal forensic neuropsychology, forensic psychologist, forensic psychology, Uncategorized|

Psychologists who practice forensic psychology are well positioned to provide psychological expertise to the judicial system for those involved in civil litigation (e.g., personal injury suits, workers compensation, civil commitment, child custody determination) or those involved in criminal and delinquency proceedings (e.g., sanity at the time of the offense, competency to stand trial, waiver of [...]

The Role of the Forensic Psychologist in Civil Personal Injury Cases

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 September 7th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic psychologist|

The clinical psychologist who is employed to serve as an evaluator in a civil personal injury case may address the following: What mental health disorders are present? What legally relevant functional abilities are affected by the event that person may have experienced? What is the nature and strength of any casual connection between the alleged [...]

The Role of Neuropsychology in Explaining Postconcussive Symptoms

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 August 31st, 2015|concussion, neuropsychologist|

Over the past 1-2 decades the research has emphasized that symptoms after concussion begin within a context.  The biopsychosocial model is commonly referred to after brain injury.  What this model means is that there are biological factors, psychological factors, and social context factors that affect recovery.  Some interpret this to mean that symptoms are first [...]

Determination of Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: How Can a Neuropsychologist Help?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 August 15th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|

Neuropsychologists play a critical role, together with the medical and legal professions, in helping us to understand whether an individual is able to make reasoned medical decisions.  Neuropsychologists also make recommendations that have bearing on disposition planning (can an individual safely live independently, or does s/he require assistance, assisted living, or 24-hour supervision?).  While any [...]

What are Neuropsychological Tests?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 August 1st, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|

Neuropsychological tests are standardized and are used to assess performance in various cognitive domains.  Cognitive domains are based on models of brain functioning, and evaluate different (but sometimes overlapping) cognitive functions.  These tests have been given to thousands of people, so we know what the average performance should be on these tests in neurologically normal [...]

Making a Comeback After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)!: Tips for the Person Who Has Survived a Severe Brain Injury

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 25th, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

These are important tips that can be shared with people who have experienced a severe traumatic brain injury, and their families: 1)  Stay positive.  The way you talk and think about your recovery affects the way you feel about it, so it’s important to have a positive attitude.  Always remember that you are a survivor [...]