Psychiatrist Evaluations & Treatments in Maryland

Meritus Behavioral Health

Whether you are dealing with a child who has behavioral problems, or a loved one who exhibits symptoms of addiction or dementia, an evaluation from a trustworthy psychiatrist can help everyone figure out what’s going on and what to do next.

Board certified adult, addictions and geriatric psychiatrists provide full mental health evaluations and treatments at Meritus Behavioral Health. Our services include medication adjustments and monitoring. Full-spectrum psychiatric services are available on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

What is a Psychiatrist Evaluation?

Mental health disorders are not necessarily obvious. A variety of factors influence the way our brains function, some of which lead to abnormal, harmful behaviors. A mental health evaluation focuses on four things:

  • Emotional expression
  • Thinking and perception
  • Cognitive functions
  • Speech

Difficulties in any of these areas can lead to frequent bouts of confusion, frustration and depression. Once a psychiatrist has identified some of the root problems that are causing a patient to act out, they can develop a personalized treatment plan. In behavioral health, treatment focuses on equipping patients with the tools they need to better understand and interact with the world around them.

Do I Need a Mental Health Examination?

If you feel you suffer from severe stress, anxiety, anger, or depression, talking with your doctor is not a bad idea. It is important to be open and honest about how you feel so that your doctor can better understand the situation and provide appropriate assistance. If your child is the one with symptoms of behavioral disorders, their pediatrician can help and provide you with an appropriate referral.

The situation can be complicated when a grown loved one is exhibiting symptoms of mental health disorders. Mental health professionals are often willing to hear you out if you have concerns over someone else’s mental health. They can help you find tactful ways of addressing the issue with your loved one.

Psychiatric Evaluation & Treatment