Psychiatric Evaluation

offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA
Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatric Evaluation services offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA

If you experience persistent sadness, anxiety, or panic attacks, you could be a candidate for the psychiatric evaluation services available at Adelpha Psychiatric Group. The experienced medical team offers in-office and telehealth psychiatric evaluations to children and adults to accurately diagnose underlying mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Based on the results of your psychiatric evaluation, the team creates a care plan to manage your condition and improve your quality of life. Call the Pasadena or Encino, California, office today to schedule a psychiatric evaluation or request an appointment online.

Psychiatric Evaluation Q & A

What is a psychiatric evaluation?

A psychiatric evaluation is a noninvasive diagnostic tool to diagnose behavioral, emotional, developmental, and mental health disorders in adults and children.

These disorders include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Adelpha Psychiatric Group provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations in the office and through their online telehealth platform. The team takes an integrative approach to evaluating your symptoms. They personalize a care plan for any disorder they diagnose.

The psychiatric specialists also provide second-opinion psychiatric evaluations, reproductive psychiatric consultations, and preoperative clearances before surgery.

When should I schedule a psychiatric evaluation?

You could benefit from a psychiatric evaluation at Adelpha Psychiatric Group if you experience new symptoms of a mental health condition or if existing symptoms continue to get worse, even with treatment.

The symptoms in adults and children that could require a psychiatric evaluation include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiousness
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Excessive anger
  • Rebellious behaviors
  • Persistent sadness and hopelessness
  • Abnormally elevated moods (mania)

You might also need a psychiatric evaluation if you have difficulties staying focused or paying attention that interfere with your success at work or school.

An emergency psychiatric evaluation could be necessary if you experience sudden changes in your mental or behavioral health, like confusion, physical aggression, hallucinations, or suicidal thoughts (suicidal ideation).

What can I expect during a psychiatric evaluation?

Adelpha Psychiatric Group provides consultation visits as part of the initial phase of developing a thorough treatment plan. Each visit allows the team to gather information about your mental health needs and create a treatment plan to improve your emotional, mental, and behavioral health.

During the consultation phase, the team may communicate with your previous health care providers, including your primary care provider. They can also meet with your family and significant other to learn more about your behaviors and emotions.

At the end of the consultative phase, the team discusses their impressions and reviews the available treatments. They provide ongoing care, including individual and family psychiatric counseling and medication management, to ensure that your symptoms are well-controlled.

Call the Adelpha Psychiatric Group office near you today to schedule a psychiatric evaluation or request an appointment online.