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Psychiatry

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation / Consultation

A psychiatric evaluation at New England Center for Healthy Minds will first ensure the safety and stability of the patient within the medical environment. The clinician will collect history and medical information to determine the problem. A mental status examination will be conducted and if necessary a neurological and/or physical examination. The next step in the psychiatric evaluation will be to establish a differential diagnosis, and finally to initiate a treatment plan with the patient and/or the parents. When a treatable problem is identified, recommendations are provided and a specific treatment plan is developed. The treatment plan combines biological, psychological and social parts of the problem with developmental needs, history and strengths of the child, adolescent and family.