A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation may be conducted by psychiatric providers when an individual presents with issues related to history her mental health. It may be used to diagnose emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders. A psychiatric evaluation may also be conducted for surgical and school related clearances.
During an evaluation, your provider will gather information on present concerns and symptoms. In addition, assessment of behaviors, effects of symptoms and behaviors on functioning, medical history, personal and family psychiatric history will be conducted. Questions regarding social history including relationships with family and friends will also be asked. In some cases, a physical exam, blood tests and other diagnostic tools will be utilized to provide additional insight.