Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatric Evaluation services offered in Newburyport, MA

If you’re bothered by mood swings, constant sadness, thoughts of suicide, or relationship challenges, turn to Safe Harbor Psychiatry in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The exceptional team provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations for people 6 and older. Schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment by calling the office or using the online booking feature today. 

What are psychiatric evaluations?

Psychiatric evaluations at Safe Harbor Psychiatry involve gathering information about you to determine whether or not you have a mental health condition warranting treatment. These evaluations are highly effective, allowing the Safe Harbor Psychiatry team to treat your condition appropriately and improve your quality of life.

Which conditions can psychiatric evaluations detect?

Psychiatric evaluations at Safe Harbor Psychiatry can detect and treat the following concerns:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Other mood disorders
  • Anxiety 
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance misuse disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Phobias
  • Sleep disorders 

Pinpointing the type of condition you have is vital to treating it appropriately, reducing worrisome symptoms, and maximizing your outcome.

Am I a candidate for a psychiatric evaluation?

If you suspect you have a mental health disorder, see the Safe Harbor Psychiatry experts for a psychiatric evaluation. Signs of potential problems include ongoing or extreme sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, continuous fear or worry, and loss of interest in favorite things. You might also experience severe mood swings, substance misuse, or trouble concentrating. 

What should I expect during psychiatric evaluations?

During a psychiatric evaluation at Safe Harbor Psychiatry, you meet with a licensed mental health care provider in the office or virtually from the comfort of your home. 

Your provider gets to know you by asking questions about your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and lifestyle. They also discuss your medical history, medications, treatment preferences, and goals. 

Safe Harbor Psychiatry provides genetic testing to establish which medicines are most likely the most effective based on your genetic makeup. Your provider uses the information gathered to develop a personalized treatment plan (if needed) that reduces any debilitating symptoms. 

What happens after psychiatric evaluations?

After your psychiatric evaluation, the Safe Harbor Psychiatry team discusses the results and establishes a diagnosis. Your customized treatment plan may include a combination of medications and psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Safe Harbor Psychiatry offers individualized, couples, family, and group counseling depending on your needs. They follow up to ensure a superior outcome.

The mental health team also encourages you to maintain a strong social support network, exercise regularly, eat nutritious foods, get plenty of sleep, and minimize stress. 

Call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an in-person or virtual psychiatric evaluation at Safe Harbor Psychiatry today.