Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatrists located in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York, NY

Psychiatric Evaluation

About Psychiatric Evaluation

A psychiatric evaluation is an important first step in the successful treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral health conditions. At NYC Psychiatric Associates, comprehensive psychiatric evaluations are available virtually and in the office for adults and children. The experienced psychiatric team uses a range of assessment techniques to confirm a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, anxiety, or other chronic psychiatric conditions. Call the office in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, today to schedule a psychiatric evaluation for yourself or a loved one. You can also book an appointment online.

Psychiatric Evaluation Q&A

What is a psychiatric evaluation?

A psychiatric evaluation is a noninvasive, diagnostic assessment that provides important information about a person’s mental and emotional state.

The goals of a psychiatric assessment are to confirm a diagnosis of an underlying mental or emotional disorder and to evaluate the severity of your symptoms. The evaluation also offers insight into the treatments you need to feel better.

NYC Psychiatric Associates offers psychiatric evaluations for adults and children in the office. They can also meet with you virtually through an online telemedicine platform so you can get the one-on-one medical attention you need without leaving home.

The experienced team uses the results of your evaluation to design a care plan to stabilize your moods, relieve anxious or intrusive thoughts, and support your overall wellness.

When should I schedule a psychiatric evaluation?

Schedule a psychiatric evaluation at NYC Psychiatric Associates if you or your child experience persistent symptoms of a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder.

Potential warning signs of an underlying disorder can include:

  • Aggressive or violent behavior
  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness
  • Sudden or severe mood swings
  • Loss of interest in activities or socialization
  • Engaging in reckless or impulsive behaviors
  • Difficulties staying focused or keeping up with responsibilities

The mental health specialists carefully evaluate your symptoms and their severity. They also review how symptoms affect your quality of life, physical health, and relationships.

What happens after a psychiatric evaluation?

If the NYC Psychiatric Associates team determines you have a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder, they use your psychiatric evaluation results to create a treatment plan.

The team may also refer you for bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to rule out a thyroid disorder or other medical condition that can affect your mental health.

Based on your symptoms and unique challenges, the team can prescribe medications to relieve persistent symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders and recommend lifestyle and diet changes that support your long-term health and wellness.

The team also offers individual and family in-office and virtual psychotherapy sessions to improve mental clarity, stabilize emotional wellness, and strengthen your relationships with loved ones.

Call NYC Psychiatric Associates today to schedule a psychiatric evaluation or book an appointment online.