Psychological assessment can help in understanding behaviors, personality, and mental health concerns. Such assessments examine the person’s history, behavioral observations, and test results to provide a diagnosis and treatment options. Many people seek psychological assessment to better understand what is contributing to specific life challenges. It is also common for people to seek evaluation before beginning medications or when medications or other interventions have been insufficient.
The BRAINS Assessment clinic is committed to providing diligent assessments and provide the most accurate diagnostic understanding possible. In addition to testing, evaluations seek to understand the role of personal and family history, medical and developmental history, social and emotional issues, and environmental factors. Psychological assessments are often very complex because common concerns (such as inattention, hyperactivity, anger, and defiance) can be caused by many things. ADHD is an example of such a diagnosis because it can look similar to many other physical and mental health issues.
Psychological assessments can evaluate many concerns, including:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Adjustment problems
- Differential diagnosis between multiple conditions
- Personality or character concerns
- Anger and aggression
- And more