Therapy is a process of treating mental health issues using various methods, such as assessments and diagnosis.

Assessments are performed to gain a detailed understanding of the patient’s symptoms and background. This information is then used to create a treatment plan that will help the patient recover from their condition.

Diagnosis is also important in therapy. It helps identify the type of therapy that would be best suited for the patient, as well as any underlying problems that may be contributing to their symptoms. By correctly diagnosing and treating these issues, therapy can help patients recover more quickly and effectively.

There are a number of different assessments that can be used to treat mood disorders, including interviews, psychological tests, and physical exams. Each assessment is tailored to help identify the specific needs of the patient.

For example, an interview may be used to gather information about the patient’s symptoms and history. This information can then be used to create a treatment plan based on the individual’s needs.

Psychological tests may also be useful in diagnosing mood disorders. These tests measure various aspects of mental health such as anxiety levels, stress responses, and cognitive abilities. By measuring these factors , it may be easier to identify the underlying causes of the patient’s symptoms.

Physical exams can also be used to check for any physical signs or problems that may be contributing to mood disorders. For example, an exam might look for changes in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, or hormone levels. If these changes are found, they may suggest that the patient has a mood disorder and should seek treatment.

From the information gathered from assessments, treatment plans can be created that address the specific needs of the patient. Treatment plans may include medication, therapy, or a combination of both.

Therapy is an important component of treatment for mood disorders. Therapists may work with patients one-on-one or in groups

Therapy may last for a number of different lengths of time depending on the specific needs of the patient. Some patients may only require short-term therapy while others may require longer-term treatment plans aimed at achieving lasting improvements in their mental health.

Medication can play an important role in treating mood disorders. Common medications used to treat mood disorders include antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and antipsychotics. Each medication has unique benefits and side effects that need to be considered when planning treatment.

Results from assessments may be disclosed to the patient privately. Disclosing assessment results can help patients understand their condition and make better decisions about how to treat it. We understand you may be nervous about the process so we take the time to compassionately help you learn about what you are experiencing and how to treat it so it no longer affects you.

Your journey to treatment begins with the first step of assessment. We will be there from start to finish to make sure your journey towards better health ends how you hoped it would.

If you have any questions or concerns about the PHQ PTSD Assessment Calgary process, please do not hesitate to reach out and book an initial consultation. Our consultations are of no charge to you and can give you a greater understanding of the assessment process should you so desire.

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The Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)  is the cumulative work over over 10 years of experts in all areas of mental health and is the authoritative guides that delineates and classifies mental disorders.

It classified disorders based on symptoms and is utilized in the diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental disorders. Due to its sensitivity and specificity, it is frequently used in primary care facilities and can be used to plan and monitor treatment.

Although extensively studied and widely accepted to categorized Post-traumatic stress disorder, in itself it cannot be used to make a formal diagnosis but can be a good starting point to achieve one.