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EDYTHE A. WIGGS, PH.D.

Dr. Wiggs brings decades of experience with a broad range of psychological and medical disorders to patient care at Commonwealth Psychological Associates, PLC.

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the neurology department at Georgetown University Hospital in 1991, Dr. Wiggs joined Commonwealth Psychological Associates where she is now Chief Neuropsychologist.

In addition to her work at Commonwealth Psychological Associates, Dr. Wiggs serves as a consultant at the National Institutes of Health where she has specialized in research and assessment of the cognitive effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, and memory and learning in adolescents and young adults with epilepsy. Dr. Wiggs also does clinical work for the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program assessing patients who have a multitude of disorders that require a flexible and adaptive approach to the assessment of memory and learning, attention, planning, problem solving, language and spatial abilities, and executive functions.

Dr. Wiggs has contributed to dozens of scientific studies over the years that have been published in leading journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine and Neurology.

Commonwealth Psychological Associates is also a training facility for advanced doctoral-level students. Dr. Wiggs is a Clinical Professor of Psychology at The George Washington University training students completing externships in neuropsychological assessments in our practice. She is a former Adjunct Professor of psychology at George Mason University and Gallaudet University.

Dr. Wiggs is licensed in Virginia and Maryland.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.



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