A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation may be necessary to diagnose any number of emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders. An evaluation of a child, adolescent, or adult is made based on behaviors present and in relation to physical, genetic, environmental, social, cognitive (thinking), emotional, and educational parts that may be affected as a result of these behaviors. When a treatable problem is identified, recommendations are provided and a specific treatment plan is developed.
A collaborative way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. By focusing on eliminating or control troubling symptoms can greatly help a person function better, increase well-being and promote healing.
Therapy may be conducted in an individual, family, couple, or group setting, and can help both children and adults. Most sessions are 30 to 50 minutes long. Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved to establish trust and relationship is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy.
For many people combined medication and psychotherapy treatment is better than either alone.
Our pharmocogenomic testing analyzes patients’ DNA to identify specific genetic variants that can affect how they respond to over 50 psychiatric medications indicated for major depressive disorder (MDD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, seizures, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and other neurological disorders.
Pharmocogenomic testing shows how certain enzymatic system interact in the patients body and how their body metabolic rate to certain medications. An individual’s genetic makeup has been consistently shown to influence how he/she will respond to certain medications.
For example, a patients metabolic reaction will give different outcome in different patients due to many factors, such as age, weight, metabolism and nutrition differentiates how someone responds to medications. Knowing a patient's genomic profile quickly and effectively streamlines medication options.
Once you have started taking medications, your treatment provider will plan follow up appointments with you at regular intervals to make sure that your treatment is working and that you are not experiencing any unexpected side effects.
It is important to keep your follow up appointments to enable monitor of response to treatment, track your progress, and make adjustments as necessary to evaluate treatment effectiveness and even add counseling.
Provide care transition interventions to prevent hospitalizations or re-hospitalizations.
We perform diagnostic evaluation by gathering and assessing information from multiple sources to include, ADHD symptom checklists, standardized behavior rating scales, a detailed history of past and current functioning, and information obtained from family members or significant others who know the person well and will even conduct tests of cognitive ability and academic achievement in order to rule out a possible learning disability.