Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatric Evaluation services offered in Tempe, AZ

Psychiatric Evaluation

A psychiatric evaluation is essential to confirming a diagnosis of anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other psychiatric condition. At Phoenix Pointe Psychiatry, psychiatric evaluations are available in a safe, comfortable, and confidential space for adults and children. Zakary Call, PA-C, assesses your mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs through a series of questions. The practice also offers a range of holistic treatments to manage your condition and provide lasting symptom relief. Call the Tempe, Arizona, office 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 assessment to identify emotional, mental, or behavioral disorders that negatively affect your quality of life.

The evaluation is an essential first step in recognizing underlying conditions like:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Phoenix Pointe Psychiatry provides in-office psychiatric evaluations for adults and children. The providers use the results of your evaluation to personalize a care plan to manage your symptoms.

They specialize in holistic therapies to improve your quality of life and also prescribe and manage psychiatric medications when necessary.

When should I schedule a psychiatric evaluation?

Schedule a psychiatric evaluation at Phoenix Pointe Psychiatry for yourself or your child if you experience symptoms of a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder that are difficult to manage on your own.

These symptoms can include:

  • Anger
  • Hallucinations
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Anxiousness or restlessness
  • Impulsive or risky behaviors
  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness

The specialists also recommend that you schedule a psychiatric evaluation if you misuse or have difficulties stopping the use of alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs.

What happens during a psychiatric evaluation?

During your psychiatric evaluation at Phoenix Point Psychiatry, your provider reviews your personal and family medical histories, current health, and the symptoms you have.

You can also expect to answer a series of questions concerning your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and relationships. The more open and honest you are with your answers, the more insight the specialists have into your condition. If your child is undergoing an evaluation, the providers ask age-appropriate questions to assess their mental and emotional health.

Your provider may also order blood work or other diagnostic tests as part of your evaluation to identify underlying medical conditions that can cause similar symptoms. 

Phoenix Point Psychiatry focuses on holistic strategies to improve your mental and emotional wellness. In addition to lifestyle changes, they may recommend strategies like meditation, breathwork, and diet improvements to keep your symptoms well-managed. Prescription medications might also be necessary to provide lasting symptom relief.

Call Phoenix Pointe Psychiatry today to schedule a psychiatric evaluation for yourself or your child or book an appointment online.