Mental Health Evaluation


Mental Health Evaluation

When you’re unable to make decisions or feel overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, a mental health evaluation is instrumental in determining why. At Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services, comprehensive mental health evaluations are available for adults and children. Oladunni Boladale, DNP, PMHNP-BC, focuses on the details of your experience, including your symptoms and medical and family history, to identify what’s causing emotional or mental distress. Personalized treatment plans are also available to manage anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. Call the Bolingbrook, Illinois, office today to schedule a mental health evaluation for yourself or your child, or book an appointment online.

What is a mental health evaluation?

A mental health evaluation, also called a psychiatric evaluation, is a medical assessment to diagnose mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in adults and children.

The goal of the evaluation is to assess the severity and frequency of your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment.

Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services offers comprehensive mental health evaluations in a safe, nonjudgmental space.

The specialists use a range of techniques to evaluate your mental and emotional health. They also offer customized care plans to help you feel better and enjoy a higher quality of life.

When should I schedule a mental health evaluation?

Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services offers mental health evaluations for adults and children who experience persistent symptoms of a mental, emotional, or behavioral condition, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

A mental health evaluation is also part of the diagnostic process for addiction to substances like alcohol or opiates or to compulsive behaviors like gambling and sex.

What happens during a mental health evaluation?

During your initial mental health evaluation at Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services, the providers spend time learning more about your life, relationships, and symptoms. Be sure to stay open and honest about what you’re thinking and feeling so the specialists can properly assess your needs.

A mental health evaluation typically includes a review of your psychological and physical symptoms. Your provider also reviews your personal and family medical history to identify risk factors for bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and other mental health conditions.

Through a series of questions, the providers assess your mental and emotional health. They may also request blood work or other lab tests to rule out underlying physical health issues.

The results of your mental health evaluation provide the specialists with vital information about your condition. They use the information to customize a treatment plan to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions.

Call Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services today to schedule a mental health evaluation for yourself or your child. You can also book an appointment online.