Psychiatric Evaluations vs. Mental Health Assessments

Mental health assessments and psychiatric evaluations are both common mental health tools.

They are also often confused with one another.

Psychiatric evaluations are similar to mental health assessments.

They are just much more detailed.

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Take a First Peek Into Your Condition

Mental health assessments often take a solid first peek into your condition.

Psychiatric evaluations are in-depth and dig deeper.

These evaluations help us identify and understand your condition.

They help us determine the best treatment methods.

Psychiatric evaluations also help us better understand your thoughts and behaviors.

This can help you improve your daily living and important relationships.

Psychiatric evaluations are given in two of our facilities in Arizona: Sun City and Surprise.

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Common Reasons to Seek a Psychiatric Evaluation

Mood disorders are very common in the United States.

In fact, they are the most common reason for hospitalizations in individuals under 45. Mental health treatment can help you avoid costly hospital bills.

It can help you avoid time spent in waiting rooms and the frustration of starting over again when you leave. Living with untreated, troubling mental health conditions isn’t your only option.

Emerald Isle is here to help. Our thorough, comprehensive, and professional approach is the best one to take when it comes to your mental health.

This way, you can find long-term recovery. Many patients seek psychiatric evaluations for the following (or related) conditions:

  • Depressive episodes
  • Generalized anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma or grief
  • Self-destructive behaviors
Psychiatric Evaluation - A woman meets with her therapist to talk about her next step in treatment and a psychiatric evaluation.


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Both of our incredible facilities in Surprise and Sun City are fully equipped to deal with these conditions.

They are equipped to deal with a variety of other conditions, as well. We also have separate programs for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addictions.

Sometimes, addictions and mental health conditions occur together. In these cases, it’s best to treat them together.

Whatever your needs are, we’re ready to help. At Emerald Isle, we struggle together, we heal together, and we succeed together. There is always hope in recovery.


What Happens During Your Psychiatric Evaluation

The mental health conditions listed above are some of the most common in the country.

However, many patients do not know what they are facing until after an assessment or evaluation. You may only know that you are experiencing troubling thoughts and behaviors.

Your relationships or career have suffered. You do not feel like your old self. You are sad, unmotivated, or distracted.

Not knowing the answer when you arrive is perfectly normal. That is what we are here for.

We will dig deeper and help you find clarity. When you understand what is wrong, you will begin to understand how to overcome it.


Identify any Emotional, Behavioral, or Developmental Conditions

During your psychiatric evaluation, we will begin the diagnostic process.

The evaluation will identify any emotional, behavioral, or developmental conditions or disorders you may have. It will explore your personal history, medical history, and family history.

We will discuss social or environmental stressors, work concerns, and your emotional well-being. Identifying your emotional strengths and weaknesses can help.

It may take more than one evaluation for a full diagnosis. Some mental health conditions have similar symptoms and others co-exist with one another.

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An Evaluation is the Best way to Find an Accurate Diagnosis

A thorough evaluation is the best way to find an accurate diagnosis.

The dedicated professionals in our Surprise and Sun City, Arizona locations have helped countless patients improve their lives.

Improving your emotional well-being can work wonders for all aspects of your life. When you discover what the problems are, you will be better equipped to handle them.

Take back control of your mental health and find clarity at Emerald Isle.


What Happens After Your Psychiatric Evaluation

We will get to know you better during your psychiatric evaluation in Surprise or Sun City.

You will get insight into what led to your condition, concerns, thoughts, and behaviors. We will help you understand why they occurred and what you can do about them.

This is the first step in your mental health recovery. After your psychiatric evaluation, you will not be left to face your problems on your own again.

We will offer personalized suggestions and guidance on the next steps to take. Our suggestions may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Support groups
  • Inpatient mental health care
  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient mental health treatment
Psychiatric Evaluation - A husband and wife hold hands as the doctor goes over the results of his psychiatric evaluation.


Behavioral and Emotional Changes can Disrupt Every Aspect Life

Each of these can be done in our facilities. There is little that the dedicated team at Emerald Isle can’t handle.

And with some professional guidance, there’s nothing you can’t handle, either. Untreated mental illnesses can lead to many troubling side effects.

Behavioral and emotional changes can disrupt every aspect of your life. Mental illnesses can move beyond the cognitive and into the physical, too.

For one, they can increase your risk of health problems like heart attacks. They do this by raising your blood pressure and altering your heart rates.

Research also suggests that patients with mental illnesses may be more prone to violence if they don’t get proper treatment. The consequences of an unchecked mental illness can be far-reaching.

They can affect your mental and physical health, relationships, job, and personality. But mental illness doesn’t have to be this damaging.

You can take back control, change course, and improve your life. Call us at Emerald Isle today to find out how.


Why Some Patients Need Inpatient Care

During your psychiatric evaluation, we will also evaluate your safety and stability. Inpatient care is suggested for patients at risk of harming themselves or others.

It is also often recommended if you find it difficult to function in your daily life. Inpatient care offers a high level of support and stability.

This is difficult to match with other methods. You’ll be admitted to one of our facilities in either Sun City or Surprise, Arizona.


A Treatment Plan That Addresses Your Condition and Meets Your Needs

Here, you’ll find everything you need for a safe and complete recovery. Our team of specialists will design a treatment plan that addresses your condition and meets your needs.

You’ll have access to therapeutic techniques, behavioral guidance, support groups, and holistic remedies. You’ll also have a comfortable space to call your own and three healthy meals prepared for you each day.

Free from distractions and triggers, you’ll be free to focus on recovery. After your stay, you’ll likely transition to outpatient care. Research shows that continued care is crucial to recovery.

Smooth transitions between care settings provide continuity of care and reduce the risk of hospital admissions and symptom exacerbation.


Paying for Psychiatric Evaluations and Treatments

Thankfully, paying for psychiatric evaluations and mental health treatments has never been easier.

Both Surprise and Sun City Emerald Isle locations accept payment from most major health care providers.

Most other facilities don’t accept Medicaid, so this is something to keep in mind during your search. Cash pay and credit options are available for patients without insurance coverage.

Contact our treatment specialists for more information on payments and treatment options.

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Emerald Isle in Sun City and Surprise Arizona

Our mental health facilities are comfortable, comprehensive, and cohesive.

You will find everything you need right here in beautiful, sunny Arizona.

Our mental health treatment programs are separate from our addiction treatment programs.

The schedules are staggered to avoid overlap. Your comfort, safety, and privacy are of the utmost importance to us.

We offer a wide variety of treatment options to help us achieve these goals.

Ours is a truly integrated and evidence-based approach.

We take the guesswork out of recovery.