A psychiatric evaluation comprises an interview that gleans information about behavioral or emotional symptoms of the patient, along with their medical, psychiatric and social history. Family members may also be interviewed in order to help understand the patient’s symptoms and history.
Next, a mental status examination is conducted that involves questions regarding other critical symptoms with screening tests related to cognition and memory.
A diagnosis will be made, followed by the creation of a treatment plan, which are both discussed with the patient. The psychiatrist may prescribe medication to reduce emotional or behavioral symptoms.
Contact Comprehensive MedPsych Systems at 941-363-0878 to schedule your evaluation.