Testing and Diagnosis
What is testing? Why do I or my child need testing?
With physical illnesses your doctor will commonly diagnose you through a series of tests that will provide them with a more in-depth idea of what is causing the root of your problem. With psychological testing it is often more complicated relying on the patient’s ability to convey how they are feeling.
Since behaviors change as individuals move through life stages, they are often misunderstood and disorders are often swept under the rug as “typical” behavior. We use a comprehensive psychological evaluation to provide an in-depth understanding of a person’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning to help clarify the diagnosis and assist in treatment planning.
Such evaluations can be used to more accurately diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.), depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, as well as other conditions (such as eating disorders, trauma-related problems, impulse control disorders, etc.).