Diagnostic Evaluation

Plan Description

A psychiatric diagnostic evaluation is an integrated biopsychosocial assessment that includes the elicitation of a complete medical history (to include past, family, and social), psychiatric history, a complete mental status exam, establishment of a tentative diagnosis, and an evaluation of the patient’s ability and willingness to participate in the proposed treatment plan. Information may be obtained from the patient, other physicians, other clinicians or community providers, and/or family members or other sources. There may be overlapping of the medical and psychiatric history depending upon the problem(s).