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Psychiatric Evaluation

Mental Health and Addiction Medicine serving rural Arizona

Psychiatric Evaluation services offered in rural Arizona

If you suspect you or a loved one has anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, substance use disorder, or another mental health condition, turn to WellBean Health, serving rural Arizona. Board-certified mental health nurse practitioner Ryan Bingham, PMHNP-BC, offers comprehensive psychiatric evaluations for patients four and older. Schedule a telemedicine evaluation by phone or online today.

Service Q&A

What is a psychiatric evaluation?

A psychiatric evaluation with Ryan involves discussing whether you have or are at risk of developing a mental health condition. In person or over the phone, he gets to know you, discusses your symptoms, and asks questions to learn more about your mental well-being. Ryan offers mental health treatments to restore your quality of life if needed.

Who benefits from psychiatric evaluations?

Psychiatric evaluations offer numerous benefits for people struggling with one or more of the following mental health conditions:

  • Substance use disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders

The symptoms you may have as a result of a mental health disorder include:

  • Ongoing fear, worry, anxiousness, or distress
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Changes in your appetite
  • Compulsions
  • Obsessions
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Social isolation
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Substance misuse

Mental health conditions can lead to relationship conflicts or problems at work or in school.

Fortunately, treatment with Ryan at WellBean Health helps you overcome bothersome thoughts, emotions, and behavior patterns.

What happens during a psychiatric evaluation?

During a psychiatric evaluation, Ryan calls or visits with you at the WellBean Health office. He discusses the reason for the visit, your physical and mental health histories, your lifestyle habits, and your current medication regimen. 

During the evaluation, he discusses your mood, emotions, thoughts, behavior patterns, goals, and treatment preferences before customizing a plan.

What should I expect after my evaluation?

You might undergo psychotherapy, take medications, try lifestyle modification strategies, alter your diet or exercise plan, find a strong social support network, or combine multiple mental health treatments to achieve desirable results. Ryan follows up with you as needed via telemedicine.

How often do I need psychiatric evaluations?

Ryan lets you know when to schedule psychiatric evaluations based on your medical history and symptoms. He completes an initial psychiatric evaluation and additional evaluations as needed to ensure your treatment works effectively or to address any new symptoms.

Schedule a virtual psychiatric evaluation at WellBean Health by phone or online today to optimize your mental health and well-being.