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Psychiatric Evaluation Template
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be more than 1: The official diagnostic system in psychiatry (called dsm-4) is set up to allow multiple diagnoses at the same time. For example, a person may have "major depression" and also "panic disorder". Nonetheless, it's often useful to see if everything can be explained by one problem. For example, depression can cause anxiety and insomnia — treat the depression and those other problems get better too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My brother is suffering from psychiatric illness from the age of 19 now he is 22 years old and we are worried . Is it possible to recover from it ?
Energy level: It can take a lot of energy to maintain the elevated mood when you are not in a hypo manic state, but the goal is to achieve stabilization to prevent ups and downs of the energy levels. Resting well and exercising may increase your body stamina, and improve your self esteem and confidence. Alternating activities of different energy requirements is very important to maintain balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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