Psychiatric Evaluation (CCS)
A medical doctor specializing in psychiatry considers all physical and chemical conditions that may cause or contribute to an individual’s illness. Additionally, this physician will assess emotional and social factors, such as: attitudes, work, school, family, habits and beliefs. This is done by interviewing the identified patient and loved ones, or any others where permission is obtained. Records from other treating physicians, school, employers, etc., may be very helpful in understanding the case. The psychiatrist will consider medical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs in order to establish treatment recommendations. The psychiatrist discusses treatments options with the patient and works to empower the patient to make decisions about treatment.