What is a psychiatric assessment?
The purpose of a psychiatric assessment is to evaluate if client is suffering from emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders. This is performed by a qualified psychiatrist in a comprehensive manner. Psychiatrist will look into the presenting difficulty from different perspective, and the initial assessment will also explore different aspects, including development history, medical history, family history, and so on.
After a thorough assessment, psychiatrist can arrive at a diagnosis and recommend treatment according to the needs of the client. The doctor will follow up and adjust the medication accordingly.
What to prepare before consulting a psychiatrist?
If you are undergoing a psychiatrist for the first time, you may be concerned about forgetting certain important issues. In fact, you just need to stay relaxed. Our team will provide support throughout the consultation. If you have any questions, you can raise at any time. If you are taking psychiatric medications or if you have taken such medication in the past, please prepare the relevant information as that will help with your treatment plan.
Is mental health disorder common in Hong Kong?
According to the Hong Kong Mental Morbidity Survey 2010-2013, the prevalence of common mental disorders among Chinese adults aged between 16 and 75 was 13.3%. That means, on average 1 in 7 people will be having some mental health issues.