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Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatric evaluation begins with an intake assessment by a psychiatrist. This may include gathering information about medical history and any past information such as trauma, abuse, or neglect that may contribute to the symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Evaluation may involve:
Description of behavior
Symptoms and effects of those symptoms
Personal and family history of emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders
Medical history
Laboratory tests, including blood tests and radiology.
Educational assessments, speech and language evaluations, and psychological assessments.

What to Expect

A psychiatric evaluation is based physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and educational behaviors, taking genes and a person’s environment into consideration.
Evaluations typically take 60 to 90 minutes by a psychiatrist
After evaluation, diagnosis will be given
Treatment options will be discussed, and plans may vary but can include medication and psychotherapy

Psychiatric evaluations can vary depending on your needs

General Psychiatric Evaluation
General psychiatric evaluation to determine if a person has a mental illness that needs a psychiatric care by asking questions, reviewing medical history and through lab tests.
Emergency Evaluation
At times, emergency evaluation will be performed when the patient is agitated and uncooperative, violent and poses threat to self or other people or is confused or hallucinating.
Clinical Consultation
Clinical consultation may also provide those who think they have a mental disorder or a family member who suspects their loved one is suffering, with diagnosis that may guide them to the right treatment.
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