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A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is needed to properly diagnose and treat emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders. This may include evaluating problems with relationships with friends or family members, work, school, sleeping, eating, substance abuse, emotional expression, development, coping, attentiveness, and responsiveness.

An evaluation may include:

  1. Description of behaviors
  2. Description of symptoms (physical and psychiatric symptoms)
  3. Effects of behaviors or symptoms related to:
    • Work performance
    • School performance
    • Relationships and social interactions with others
    • Family involvement
    • Activity involvement
  4. Psychiatric interview with mental status exam
  5. Personal and family history of emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders
  6. Complete medical history, including description of the person’s overall physical health, list of any other illnesses or conditions present, and any current treatments
  7. Lab tests including:
    • Blood tests
    • Radiology studies to look for abnormalities, particularly in the brain structures
    • Educational assessments
    • Speech and language assessments
    • Psychological assessments

After reviewing the evaluation and formulating a diagnosis, we will work with you to establish long-term and short-term treatment goals.

If you are interested in hearing more about our services, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

psychiatrist comforting her emotional client

The Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line, available 24 hours a day/365 days a year, is a resource for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. All calls are routed to a trained crisis counselor in your area, who will provide you support and guidance, and work to connect you with appropriate community supports. 

This service is free! Call 1-855-CRISIS-1 OR (1-855-274-7471) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK