Have trouble reading, writing, or understanding the English language.
What To Think About
Some mental health problems can be hard to
diagnose. You may need more than one mental health assessment and other tests
to accurately diagnose your problem.
What your family and friends
see or think about your symptoms can sometimes help your doctor diagnose a
mental health problem. Consider having a family member or friend come with you
to your appointment.
Contact your human resources
department or local health department to find out what support services are
available in your area.
Other Works Consulted
Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, eds. (2008). The psychiatric interview and mental status examination. Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, 5th ed., Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2003). Screening
for dementia: Recommendation and rationale. Annals of Internal Medicine, 139(11): 925-926.