Elevate Psychiatry provides a professional psychiatric evaluation in South Florida, helping patients take the first step towards a happier, healthier future. Whether you have been previously diagnosed or are currently facing new mental health challenges, our experienced and compassionate team is well-equipped to help.
Diagnosable mental health disorders include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, psychosis, eating disorders, and schizophrenia, as well as a diverse range of other conditions. Despite presenting significant obstacles to your everyday life, many mental health disorders can be effectively treated or managed. With help from the licensed professionals at Elevate Psychiatry, you can undergo a psychiatric evaluation to receive a diagnosis and begin a highly-tailored treatment plan.
THE ELEVATE FIRST VISIT
The Elevate First Visit, or psychiatric evaluation, is a comprehensive medical history, taking into account your past experience with psychiatry and psychology, medical problems, and other stressors that may be contributing to your symptoms.
At Elevate Psychiatry, we pride ourselves on creating a treatment plan that includes lifestyle modifications, diet, exercise, herbal remedies, and, if needed, over-the-counter and prescribed medications. Typically, our Elevate First Visits will span 60 minutes.
DO I NEED A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION?
Stress, mood swings, sadness, and other forms of emotional distress are normal parts of the human experience and happen to all of us from time to time. However, if negative feelings or other symptoms are severely impacting your quality of life, or interfering with your ability to work, maintain relationships, or care for yourself, it may be time to seek professional help.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, a psychiatric evaluation can help:
- Extreme lows or highs in mood
- Excessive worrying or anxiety
- Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or irritability
- Hallucinations, delusions, or confusion
- Withdrawal from socialization and activities that were previously enjoyable
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
- Trouble completing everyday tasks
- Suicidal thoughts
- Difficulty sleeping (or constant exhaustion)
- A dependence on drugs or alcohol
For many people, the thought of undergoing a psychiatric evaluation can be intimidating or even embarrassing. However, scheduling an evaluation is an exceptional sign of strength and willingness to move forward. The sooner you seek treatment, the more likely you will be able to successfully improve (or even eliminate) your symptoms.
If you have previously had a psychiatric evaluation but feel unsure or unsatisfied with the outcome, a “second opinion” evaluation can help bring peace of mind or identify other options for you.