Persons who undergo a psychiatric assessment are evaluated by a psychiatrist for their mental and physical condition. This usually involves interviewing the person and often obtaining information from other sources such as other health and social care professionals, relatives, associates ..
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioral, cognitive, and perceptual abnormalities. Initial psychiatric assessment of a person typically begins with a case history and mental status ..