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A mental health assessment or evaluation is a procedure in which a psychologist or psychiatrist gathers information about the patient via tests and interviews, in order to evaluate cognitive functioning and abilities in specific areas and to predict future behaviour.
The psychological evaluation is carried out by means of interviews, psychometric tests, recordings and observations.
One of two types of interview can be used:
It is done to see if the patient has any underlying mental illness that might require treatment and to allow the patient to achieve a better understanding of themselves, promoting their decision-making in relation to their professional, family, social and love life.
It is recommended that you attend a session with the psychologist before the evaluation session itself, in order to talk about what's involved with the assessment.
Given that very personal subjects are addressed, you may experience negative emotions during the course of the psychological evaluation.
The results of the assessment determine whether the patient needs treatment for a specific mental disorder, and to determine which treatment is best suited to the individual.