For the first time, the patient participates in a 1-hour informal, personal conversation with the specialist to assess their mental state. During the conversation, the psychiatrist asks questions about the symptoms and then makes a diagnosis based on the individual’s thinking, emotional, and behavioural characteristics. To do this, the psychiatrist uses various psychological and psychiatric tests, which include targeted questions to help identify possible mental illnesses and their severity. If necessary, the psychiatrist can involve additional co-fields (neurology, internal medicine) in the process and order imaging examinations to explore the organic causes.
After the first consultation, the specialist recommends therapy appropriate to the diagnosed disease, the effectiveness of which is checked at regular intervals as part of a follow-up examination.
As part of the practice, our specialists do not perform the psychological test required for a firearms license or the tests for diagnosing ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).