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What happens during a psych assessment for depression?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: It's a good talk

Typically, if a patient is being evaluated for depression the doctor will complete an initial psychiatric evaluation.
This actually is a comprehensive general mental health assessment that often results in a diagnostic impression. If patients make the initial appointment because they are feeling depressed the doctor will spend extra time asking about all the symptoms of depression.

In brief: It's a good talk

Typically, if a patient is being evaluated for depression the doctor will complete an initial psychiatric evaluation.
This actually is a comprehensive general mental health assessment that often results in a diagnostic impression. If patients make the initial appointment because they are feeling depressed the doctor will spend extra time asking about all the symptoms of depression.
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