Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation

A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is needed to diagnose emotional, behavioral or developmental disorders

We, at the American center for neuropsychiatry strongly believe that a thorough Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation is crucial in developing a successful treatment plan by our expert physician.Our diagnostic evaluation is based upon Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) published by the American Psychiatric Association.

An evaluation of an adult, adolescent or child is made based on behaviors present and in relation to physical, social , environmental, genetic, cognitive, emotional and educational components that may be affected as a result of these behaviors.

What is involved in a diagnostic psychiatric evaluation?

A diagnostic psychiatric evaluation may include the following, but each evaluation is different, as each person's symptoms and behaviors are different

  • Description of behaviors
  • Description of symptoms
  • Effects of behaviors or symptoms related to 
    1. work performance
    2. school performance
    3. relationships
    4. family involvement
    5. activity involvement
    6. personal, behavioral, or developmental disorders
    7. complete medical history
    8. mental status examination.
    9. lab tests
    10. brain imaging studies like MRI scan,CT scan,PET scan or SPECT scan to look for abnormalities in brain structures or metabolism

Once a psychiatric diagnosis is made, family involvement and active participation in treatment is very important for any person with a psychiatric illness. The psychiatrist will address questions and work with you to establish long-term and short-term treatment goals for your loved one.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Psychiatrists can prescribe medications because they are physicians.Psychologists cannot prescribe medications because they are not physicians.

Although both therapists and psychiatrists are mental health professionals, there are key differences between the two. Therapists, also called counselors or psychologists provide talk therapy to help patients manage their mental health conditions. Psychiatrists are physicians who can prescribe medication and may also provide talk therapy to patients.

The most common type of treatment for depression is antidepressant medication. Antidepressants are drugs that relieve symptoms of depression. They can take few weeks to work, and you may need to try more than one type of medication before you find the one that works for you.

A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication and may also provide psychotherapy (also called "talk therapy") and other treatments. Psychiatrists also provide Electroconvulsive therapy, Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy, Deep brain stimulation or Vagus nerve stimulation therapy depending upon the doctor’s training and expertise and patient's needs.

Psychiatrists use a variety of methods to make a diagnosis, including taking medical histories, performing mental status examination, physical examination, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and neuroimaging studies, administering psychiatric rating scales, and interviewing the person's family and other people who have known him or her well.

While both psychiatrists and psychologists are mental health professionals, they are not the same. Psychiatrists are physicians who have completed medical school and residency training in psychiatry or a fellowship training in one of the sub-specialties. Psychologists are individuals who have a bachelors , masters or doctoral degree in counseling. Both psychiatrists and psychologists can treat mental health conditions, but only psychiatrists can prescribe medication.

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