Eric R. Larson, PhD

Eric R. Larson, PhD

Associate Professor

(414) 384-2000

Dr. Larson conducts clinical neuropsychology at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and at the Tosa Center, and is active in medical school and clinical psychology education. Prior to joining the MCW faculty, Dr. Larson served as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Larson's primary clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of adult patients with:

  • Suspected dementia
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Suspected attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Dr. Larson's primary research interests include:

  • How social functioning changes in various dementing conditions
  • How a person's ability to recognize, or fail to recognize, their own cognitive decline relates to their mood and symptoms of dementia
  • The interaction between symptoms of dementia and post traumatic stress disorder
  • Treatment options for post traumatic stress disorder

Dr. Larson also has forensic interests related to:

  • Decisionality
  • Informed consent

Selected publications:

  • Govind-Thomas, V., Pipathsouk, A., Gallo, D., & Larson, E.R. (2009). Relationship between mood and insight in patients with dementia. Presentation of research findings at Illinois Math and Science Academy Annual Mentorship Conference.
  • Pyykkonen, B.A., Larson, E.R., Hunter, S.J., Oliveira, M., Lacy, M., Mottlow, D., & Frim, D. (2007). Cognitive performance in congenital hydrocephalus. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13 (S1).
  • Hall, J.L., Brown, T.M., Swanson, S.J., Larson, E.R., & Hammeke, T.A. (2006). Prediction of seizure focus using a neuropsychological lateralization rating scale in the presurgical evaluation of children with medically intractable epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12 (S1).
  • Larson, E.R., Krikorian, R., Shear, P.K., Welge, J., & Strakowski, S.M. (2005). Working memory and inhibitory control among manic and euthymic patients with bipolar disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 163-172.


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