Psychiatric Consultation Specialist

Psychiatric Treatment located in Clinton, MD

Psychiatric Consultation services offered in Clinton, MD

If you regularly experience intense feelings of anxiety or depression, it’s important to seek professional help. A psychiatric consultation can identify the underlying cause and make recommendations to help you feel better. At Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, Eric Yenchi, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Berenice Anjeh, CRNP-PMH, and Collette Odibo, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, provide psychiatric consultations to adults. To make an appointment in Clinton, Maryland, call the office or book online today.

What is a psychiatric consultation?

A psychiatric consultation is an exam that assesses your psychological health. It involves your Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, provider evaluating biological, medical, and social factors causing you stress, sadness, or other challenging emotions. 

By identifying the underlying cause of these issues, your provider can make recommendations for treatment that improve your mood, outlook, and quality of life.

What conditions can a psychiatric consultation diagnose?

At Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, the team uses psychiatric consultations to diagnose various conditions, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorders (SUDs)
  • Schizophrenia

You might also benefit from a psychiatric consultation if you have an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia.

What happens during a psychiatric consultation?

No two psychiatric consultations are exactly alike. The team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, tailors consultations to each individual’s needs.

At the beginning of the consultation, your Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when you first noticed them, if anyone in your family has a psychiatric history, and if at-home treatments, like meditation or exercise, help.

Next, your provider conducts a physical exam. They also order lab work, including blood tests and urinalysis, and ask you to fill out a questionnaire about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Psychiatric consultations can take anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.

What are some of the questions to expect during a psychiatric consultation?

During a psychiatric consultation, the team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, asks you various questions, including:

  • Do you have problems falling or staying asleep?
  • Do you use alcohol or other substances?
  • Are you sexually active?
  • Do you take any prescription medications?
  • Do you have thoughts about death, suicide, or self-harm?

Make sure to answer your provider’s questions as honestly as possible. Your responses play a vital role in guiding treatment.

How are mental health problems treated?

Treatment of mental health problems depends on several factors, including your age, medical history, and the severity of your symptoms. The team at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, typically recommends a holistic and integrative approach that includes a combination of counseling, medication management, and healthy lifestyle changes.

Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to reduce uncomfortable symptoms, improve your outlook, and reduce harmful behaviors that affect your career and relationships.

To learn more about the benefits of a psychiatric consultation, make an appointment at Standard Healthcare Plus, LLC, by calling the office or booking online today.