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How many psychiatrist appointments will it take to get yourself a diagnosis?
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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: One
When you see a psychiatrist, he or she should be able to give you a diagnosis at the first appointment.
In rare cases, it may take a follow up to gather additional information from other sources.

In brief: One
When you see a psychiatrist, he or she should be able to give you a diagnosis at the first appointment.
In rare cases, it may take a follow up to gather additional information from other sources.
Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
When you see a psychiatrist, he or she should be able to give adult a diagnosis at the first appointment.
In rare cases, it may take a follow up to gather additional information from other sources. In the case of children and adolescents it is not uncommon to use 1-2 sessions to arrive at an appointment and recommended treatment plan.

In brief: It depends
When you see a psychiatrist, he or she should be able to give adult a diagnosis at the first appointment.
In rare cases, it may take a follow up to gather additional information from other sources. In the case of children and adolescents it is not uncommon to use 1-2 sessions to arrive at an appointment and recommended treatment plan.
Dr. Humberto Quintana
Dr. Humberto Quintana
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Accurate information
Several factors are involved in making a psychiatric diagnosis.
If all the factors are readily available and accurate most diagnoses can be made in a single visit. But that is not always the case. The important factors are: a reliable description of the presenting problem by the patient, an accurate history, and accurate collateral information. If any of these are missing it may take more visit.

In brief: Accurate information
Several factors are involved in making a psychiatric diagnosis.
If all the factors are readily available and accurate most diagnoses can be made in a single visit. But that is not always the case. The important factors are: a reliable description of the presenting problem by the patient, an accurate history, and accurate collateral information. If any of these are missing it may take more visit.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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