Psychiatric Evaluation

Unique Mental Health Services PLLC

General Psychiatric Evaluation

  • A general psychiatric evaluation is a face-to-face interview with the patient.
  • The interview-based data are integrated with a review of medical records, a physical examination and diagnostic test.
  • Several meetings with the patients may be necessary.

We conduct a mental health evaluation to assess mental health conditions to help with diagnosis and treatment.. Here are some things you can expect from a psychiatric evaluation with us.

  1. A thorough medical history: The practitioner will ask about your medical/mental health history, including any past illnesses, medications, and surgeries. They may also ask about your family's medical/mental health history.
  2. A detailed discussion of your current symptoms: The practitioner will ask about your current symptoms, including when they started, how often they occur, and how they affect your daily life. They may also ask about any triggers or stressors that worsen your symptoms.

  3. Psychological and social history: The practitioner will ask about your personal and social history, such as your relationships, employment, education, and any significant life events that may be impacting your mental health.

  4. Mental status examination: The practitioner will conduct a mental status examination to assess your current mental state, including your mood, thought process, perception, and cognition.

  5. Diagnostic assessment: Based on the information collected during the evaluation, the practitioner will diagnose any mental health conditions you may have.

  6. Treatment recommendations: The practitioner will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This may include medication, therapy, or other interventions to help manage your symptoms and improve your mental health.

  7. Follow-up care: The practitioner may schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed.

Overall, a psychiatric evaluation with a mental health practitioner is a comprehensive process that involves a detailed assessment of your mental health status and a diagnosis of any mental health conditions you may have. It also includes the development of a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms and improve your mental health and well-being.