Psychiatric Evaluation

The psychiatric consultation and evaluation is an initial discussion between you and the practitioner to make a diagnosis. You will share your current problem and symptoms, provide health information, illness, and treatments (both physical and psychiatric), including current medications. The information gathered can include social and biographical information, direct observations, and data from specific psychological tests.

Information gathering for children and adolescents includes parent and family health, school performance, and psychiatric histories. Since it can be challenging for very young children to explain what they’re thinking and feeling, the questions often depend on the child’s age. The parents, teachers, or other caregivers provide information and details.


A psychiatric evaluation is a diagnostic tool employed by a psychiatrist. It may be used to diagnose problems with memory, thought processes, and behaviors. Diagnoses can include depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and addiction.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, the top three mental disorders among adults in the United States are: Anxiety disorders, which affect 48 million people, Major depression, which affects 17.7 million people and Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects 9 million people

Our evaluations are customized and tailored to the individual’s needs. We specialize in providing truly comprehensive health and wellness evaluations and a workable plan for future health to those who want to improve their quality of life. The duration of a psychiatric assessment varies from one person to another. The amount of information needed helps to determine the amount of time the evaluation takes. Typically, a psychiatric evaluation lasts for 30 to 60 minutes.

If you notice that your friend or loved one continues to struggle, they may be showing signs of a mental health condition and likely need professional help. Don’t be afraid to encourage them to seek help from one of our mental health professionals. This article from the Mental Health Association provides a helpful guide with 7 tips on how to talk with a loved one about their mental health.