Psychiatric Evaluations

Psychiatry & Medication Management located in Denver, CO

Mental health challenges can be difficult to diagnose, and a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is a crucial step in accurately identifying and understanding these conditions. With in-person and telemedicine psychiatry, the experienced providers at Peak Interactive Wellness in Denver, Colorado, conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations to assess your symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is a psychiatric evaluation?

A psychiatric evaluation is a comprehensive assessment conducted by the mental health professionals at Peak Interactive Wellness to gather information about your mental health, psychological functioning, and overall well-being. This structured evaluation aims to help the team understand and diagnose mental health disorders or emotional concerns.

What does a psychiatric evaluation involve?

How the team conducts a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation depends on the specific needs,  concerns, and age of the person seeking the assessment. Depending on your needs, a psychiatric evaluation may include:

  • Discussion of symptoms or behaviors
  • Personal medical and family history review
  • Questions regarding school or work performance
  • Discussion about interpersonal relationships
  • Psychiatric interview
  • Review of medications and supplements
  • Psychological assessment scales and measures 
  • Educational assessments
  • Blood work, urinalysis, and/or imaging scans

If you’re visiting for a child, the Peak Interactive Wellness team may interview teachers, mentors, and other relatives to better assess the child's functioning across different settings.

This comprehensive evaluation aims to gather a full understanding of an individual’s mental health, identify any underlying conditions or factors contributing to their symptoms, and develop an appropriate treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. It’s important to be open and honest with your provider during the assessment to ensure the best treatment.

What are the signs I may need a psychiatric evaluation?

Mental health concerns aren’t always obvious at first. Recognizing the warning signs that you need help can ensure you receive the early intervention and support you need to improve your well-being. Common reasons to schedule a psychiatric evaluation include the following:

  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Increased anxiety and stress
  • Changes in appetite and/or weight
  • Headaches, back pain, or body aches
  • Substance use
  • Flashbacks or nightmares
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble with memory

If you or a loved one shows signs of mental health concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experienced psychiatric team at Peak Interactive Wellness.

What mental health concerns can a psychiatric evaluation address?

A psychiatric evaluation can help diagnose many mental health disorders, including:

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

The experienced team at Peak Interactive Wellness provides compassionate support and care for individuals experiencing mental health challenges. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to book an in-person or telemedicine visit.