Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatric Evaluation services offered in Lanham, MD

Psychiatric Evaluation

Psychiatric Evaluation services offered in Lanham, MD

A psychiatric evaluation can help serve as a powerful gateway to understanding and addressing mental health conditions. The Chivic Healthcare Services team in Lanham, Maryland, has the expertise and experience to identify a mental health condition through a psychiatric evaluation and provide the treatment and care you need and deserve. Make an appointment today by phone or online.

Psychiatric Evaluation Q&A

What is a psychiatric evaluation?

A psychiatric evaluation is a comprehensive assessment conducted by your mental health professional at Chivic Healthcare Services. They evaluate your mental health, emotional well-being, and behavioral patterns. 

It involves gathering information about your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and overall mental state to formulate a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, and provide appropriate recommendations or interventions.

What issues can a psychiatric evaluation address?

A psychiatric evaluation can address a wide range of mental health issues, including:

  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias)
  • Psychotic disorders (schizophrenia)
  • Personality disorders (borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder)
  • Trauma-related disorders (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

A psychiatric evaluation can also address substance use disorders or addiction.

Am I a candidate for a psychiatric evaluation?

You might be a candidate for a psychiatric evaluation if you're experiencing symptoms affecting your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, or overall functioning that interfere with your daily life, relationships, work, or school. 

Common signs indicating the need for an evaluation include:

  • Persistent sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Substance misuse
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

If you experience any of the above, reach out to the Chivic Healthcare Services team today for professional care.

What can I expect during a psychiatric evaluation?

During a psychiatric evaluation, you can expect:

An interview

Your mental health professional will ask you questions about your medical history, mental health history, current symptoms, personal life, and any stressors or triggers.

Assessment tools

You might be asked to complete questionnaires, psychological tests, or assessments to provide more insight into your condition.

Physical examination

In some cases, a physical exam or laboratory tests may be conducted to rule out any medical conditions that could contribute to your symptoms.

Discussion of treatment options

Based on the evaluation findings, your practitioner will discuss potential diagnoses, treatment options (medication, therapy, lifestyle changes), and a personalized treatment plan.


You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, express concerns, and collaborate with your doctor in designing a plan that suits your needs and preferences.

Call or book an appointment online at Chivic Healthcare Services if you’re ready to understand and address any mental concerns you might have.