Adult Medication Evaluation

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Child and Adolescent Medication Evaluation

A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation usually require several hours over one or more office visits for the child/adolescent and parents. With the parents' permission, other significant people (such as the family physician, school personnel or other relatives) may be contacted for additional information.

**Family and friends are encouraged to be involved in treatment.

The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) then develops a formulation. The formulation includes your views on the problems and your goals. The formulation combines biological, psychological and social parts of the problem with your strengths to develop a treatment plan.

The psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) then develops a formulation. The formulation describes the child's problems and explains them in terms that the parents and child can understand. The formulation combines biological, psychological and social parts of the problem with developmental needs, history and strengths of the child, adolescent and family.

 

The comprehensive evaluation frequently includes the following:

  • Description of present problems and symptoms
  • Information about health, illness and treatment (both physical and psychiatric), including current medications
  • Parent and family health and psychiatric histories
  • Information about the child's development
  • Information about school and friends
  • Information about family relationships
  • Interview of the child or adolescent
  • Interview of parents/guardians
  • If needed, laboratory studies such as blood tests, x-rays, or special assessments (for example, psychological, educational, speech and language evaluation)

A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation usually require one to two hours over one or more office visits.
The comprehensive evaluation frequently includes the following:

  • Your description of present problems and symptoms
  • Information about your health, illness and treatment (both physical and psychiatric), including current medications
  • Family health and psychiatric histories
  • Information about your relationships
  • Your education and employment history
  • Clinical Interview
  • If needed, laboratory studies such as blood tests, x-rays, or assessments or referrals
  • If indicated, and with your permission and a release of information signed, information from your significant other, family, and/or past providers