PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION

If you or a loved one is having behavioral issues, a psychiatric evaluation can properly diagnose you and a successful treatment plan will be created to help you get your life back.

If you have any questions about becoming a new patient please fill out the form and someone from our office will contact you within 1 business day. For faster service please call or text (941) 347-8341.

    THE EVALUATION PROCESS


    Paradise Behavioral Health will perform a comprehensive evaluation so we can create a personalized treatment plan that will directly address the issues you are facing.

    A psychiatric evaluation has several important steps. Our thorough evaluation will give your provider an in-depth look at the current state of your physical and mental health.

    Some of the things you can expect during an evaluation include:

    Complete Online Assessments
    Review of Medical History
    Review of Personal History!
    Review of Nutrition & Lifestyle
    Genetic Testing
    Vitamin & Hormone Levels Testing

    No other mental health clinic will go to this level of detail to provide care.

    MOST COMMON PSYCH EVALUATIONS


    Depression Assessment

    If you’ve been experiencing persistent sadness, lack of energy, or loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, our depression assessment can help determine the severity and nature of your condition. Our compassionate team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and helps you find relief. We start with the PHQ-9, which is the gold standard of assessment tools for depression.

    ADHD Assessment

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can significantly impact daily functioning and academic performance. Our ADHD assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms, behavioral patterns, and cognitive abilities. By accurately diagnosing ADHD, we can offer personalized interventions and support to help you thrive.

    Anxiety Evaluation

    Anxiety can manifest in various forms, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or social anxiety. Our anxiety evaluation aims to identify the specific type and triggers of your anxiety, enabling us to create a tailored treatment plan that equips you with effective coping strategies and promotes overall well-being. We start with the GAD-7 assessment for diagnosing anxiety

    General Psychiatric Evaluation

    Our general psychiatric evaluation is designed to assess and diagnose a wide range of mental health conditions. Through a thorough examination of your medical history, personal background, and current symptoms, our experienced psychiatrists will provide you with an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.

    Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

    Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings, ranging from depressive episodes to manic highs. Our bipolar disorder diagnosis process involves an in-depth evaluation of your mood patterns, behavior, and medical history. With a proper diagnosis, we can develop an individualized treatment plan to stabilize your mood and enhance your quality of life.

    GET DIAGNOSED CORRECTLY BY A PROFESSIONAL


    A psychiatric evaluation is the equivalent to a physical examination but for your mental health.

    A psychiatric evaluation may be needed to diagnose emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders. The initial evaluation will explore many aspects including medical and family history, social and environmental influences, school or work concerns, and emotional and cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

    Paradise Behavioral Health offers evidence based treatment plans that all providers have been professionally trained in. You will receive top level care and consistent treatment with any of our providers.

     %

    youth in the U.S. experience a mental health disorder

    million people worldwide have a mental health or substance abuse disorder

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    of adults in the U.S. report struggling with a mental health disorder

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    TREATMENT​

    Paradise takes a holistic and integrative approach to treating mental health. This includes a combination of healthy lifestyle changes like nutrition and supplements, exercise, mindfulness, and talk therapy. Your provider will also decide if you could also benefit from medication, hormone therapy, or TMS.

    1. Awareness

    Recognizing that you might be experiencing a mental illness is the 1st step in treatment.

    2. Diagnosis

    During your first appointment, we will perform a thorough evaluation to diagnose you for a mental illness and determine the severity.

    3. Treatment

    Once properly diagnosed, a custom plan will be created to treat your illness. This may include diet, exercise, mindfulness, talk therapy, and medication.

    4. Happiness

    Showing up to every appointment and following our recommended treatment plan will increase your chance at living more fulfilled life.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS​

    Is telemedicine an option for a psychiatric evaluation?

    We prefer the initial visit to be in-office if possible, allowing you to meet with your provider face to face.

    We can also offer a telemedicine appointment through the HIPAA compliant Zoom app

    How much does a psychiatric evaluation cost?

    We accept most major insurances. See full list of insurance providers. During the application process we will review your insurance coverage. After verification, we will share your copay and any deductibles you may have.

    For current self pay rates, please text or call our office at (941) 347-8341.

    How long does an evaluation take?

    The duration of a psychiatric evaluation varies from one person to another. The amount of information needed helps to determine the amount of time the assessment takes. Typically, a psychiatric evaluation lasts for 45 to 60 minutes to ensure a comprehensive and accurate evaluation.

    What is included in a psychiatric evaluation?

    A psychiatric evaluation has several steps. Your provider will ask about symptoms, personal history, family history, recent/past traumatic experience, any problems with drug or alcohol use, and overall health.

    It’s important to answer the questions accurately and truthfully. This will help your provider make an accurate diagnosis. Some mental illnesses are hard to diagnose. In such cases, additional tests may be needed.

    What happens after my initial visit? What will my treatment look like?

    A psychiatric evaluation not only helps to diagnose a mental disorder but also guides treatment planning.

    Most mental disorders need ongoing treatment. After receiving your treatment plan, you will be encouraged to stick to the plan for best results.

    A treatment plan will be customized to each persons needs. You custom plan could include a combination of the following:

    Medication
    Psychotherapy
    Nutrition & Nutraceuticals
    Lifestyle (Exercise, Sleep, Meditation, Environment)
    Hormone Therapy
    Non Medication Treatments (TMS, HBOT, Light Therapy)

    How often will I see my psychiatrist and therapist?

    This will vary depending on your individual needs treatment plan.

    Typically, you will see your psychiatrist/med manager once a month and your therapist once a week, or as recommended.

    How will my psychiatrist and therapist help me?

    A psychiatrist or med manger will be the one to decide the best treatment plan for you.

    A therapist provides talk therapy. They are there to listen and help you find ways to cope.

    What should I do if I am in crisis?

    If you are in immediate dangeror someone has been hurt, call 9-1-1.

    Paradise Behavioral Health is an outpatient mental health office. We do not provide emergency or crisis services.

    If you or someone you know is thinkingabout suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at
    1-800-273-8255.

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