Mental health issues and disorders need expert evaluation, diagnosis, and care to prevent your symptoms from having a negative impact on your life. If you struggle with mental health symptoms related to mood, energy levels, or behavior, seek psychiatric evaluation from Claudia Porter, APRN, PMHNP-BC, at Porter Elite Care Service. Claudia Porter provides expert diagnosis and treatment support for a variety of mental health conditions from her Stuart, Florida, location. Schedule your psychiatric evaluation appointment online or over the phone today.

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What is psychiatric evaluation?

Psychiatric evaluation is a process of mental health assessment and diagnosis. It can address problems with your thought patterns, emotions, memory, or behaviors.

Psychiatric evaluation is a tool designed to help you improve or better manage your mental health. If you experience intrusive or unwanted mental health symptoms, like anxiety, paranoia, mania, insomnia, or depression, you may be able to benefit from psychiatric evaluation with a professional like Claudia Porter.

Who needs psychiatric evaluation?

Mental health challenges are common. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 10 million adults in the United States live with a serious mental illness, almost one person in every 25. And, one-time experience of mental illness is even more widespread, with one in every five American adults having at least one experience of mental illness in a lifetime.

The results of your psychiatric evaluation guide your future treatment. Once you know more about your mental health condition, you can take steps to manage symptoms and improve your quality of life. You’re a full partner in your care, and Claudia takes time to include you and inform you about your evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

What happens during psychiatric evaluation?

Claudia Porter, APRN, PMHNP-BC takes a multitude of factors into account when conducting your psychiatric evaluation, developing a holistic picture of your physical and mental whole-body health and wellness. She provides psychiatric evaluation on an in-office and telehealth basis, with telehealth appointments available well into the evening for your convenience

Claudia asks questions about your condition and symptoms and may also interview family members to better understand how your symptoms impact your daily life. She observes your physical wellness and demeanor and also reviews your medical and health history.

After your evaluation, Claudia may diagnose you with a condition like an anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, or bipolar disorder. She may also suggest that you seek treatment for a related physical health issue.

Psychiatric evaluation is the first step toward better-managed mental health and improved quality of life. To start the process of recovering from or managing your mental health conditions, contact Claudia Porter at Porter Elite Care Services online or by phone (772) 444-8879 to schedule an appointment.