What is Psychiatry?
Psychiatry is a speciality that aids in diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders. Psychiatrists are physicians with medical degree who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders.
Psychiatric assessment may be needed to diagnose emotional, behavioural, or developmental disorders. Evaluation of a person is made based on altered behaviours present in relation to a particular environment. A note is made of social, cognitive and emotional aspects that may be affected as a result of these behaviours.
A person who needs such assessment is usually pointed out by family, spouse, teacher or friends.
What is involved in a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation?
These are the most common parts of a comprehensive, diagnostic psychiatric evaluation. But, each review is different, as each person’s symptoms and behaviours are different. The evaluation may include: