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What is a psychiatric evaluation?

What is a psychiatric evaluation?

A comprehensive: assessment to determine emotional wellbeing.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Supposed to go get a psychiatric evaluation; what do they ask you?

Supposed to go get a psychiatric evaluation; what do they ask you?

Everything: You will be asked why you are there, if you've ever seen a psychiatrist before and for what, if you've ever heard voices or saw things not there, if you are paranoid, what medications you take, if you have any allergies, if you have had surgery, if there is a family history of any mental or drug problems, what you do for a living, if you are married, if you use drugs and/or alcohol, and more. ...Read more

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Is extreme nail biting and picking skin around nails a form of ocd? Does this warrent a psychiatric evaluation for other conditions as well?

Is extreme nail biting and picking skin around nails a form of ocd? Does this warrent a psychiatric evaluation for other conditions as well?

Skin picking: Skin picking and nail biting are body focused repetitive behaviors http://tinyurl.com/l89d9vt that are more common in families with ocd. In the dsm5 (the most recent version of the mental health diagnostic manual) this has its own section, called excoriation (skin-picking) disorder. This is within the chapter on ocd, as it's related but not subsumed within ocd. http://tinyurl.com/lq8ly29. ...Read more

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What happens during a psychiatric evaluation? Hello. About 6 months ago i went to my pcp for some depression and anxiety. I've always had OCD and my doctor recommended Zoloft to assist me with all three. I have been taking 50mg of Zoloft since then, an

What happens during a psychiatric evaluation? Hello.  About 6 months ago i went to my pcp for some depression and anxiety.  I've always had OCD and my doctor recommended Zoloft to assist me with all three.  I have been taking 50mg of Zoloft since then, an

You : You actually have included quite a few questions here. During a psychiatric evaluation, expect to discuss the problem that you desire to be treated for. In addition, you will likely be asked about how much alcohol you consume, any medications or herbals/ supplements you are taking, about drug, caffiene and nicotine use, allergies, past medical history, past surgical history, family psychiatric history, your own past psychiatric history, nutrition, pain, spirituality and questions to determine if there is any risk to harm self or others. A diagnosis can help to determine what treatment plans the doctor will offer you. Both cognitive behavioral therapy and medications can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can brain of a man with psychiatric problem be evaluated during an operation to identify the problem?

Can brain of a man with psychiatric problem be evaluated during an operation to identify the problem?

No.: We're not sophisticated enough yet to know when psychiatric problems arise in the brain. There is nothing direct observation of brain tissue can tell us, unless someone has a seizure disorder, where sometimes changes can be observed. Less invasive tests such as fmri and brain imaging are being used in research to try to pin down such connections, but we have a long way to go. ...Read more

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Find child psychiatry/il?

Find child psychiatry/il?

Child Psych?: I am not sure what you are asking, but if you need to find a child psychiatrist, maybe start with asking your pediatrician or family doc. ...Read more

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What is a psychiatric services dog?

What is a psychiatric services dog?

Www.psychdog.org: According to this website, a psychiatric services dog is individually trained to do "work" or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a mental disability. For example, they might prevent or interrupt impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of a dog's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute "work.". ...Read more

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