Psychological testing provides valuable information about how you think and feel and how it affects your behavior. The information gathered from psychological testing helps the team at Zeam Medical Group determine the best treatments to support your mental well-being. To find out more about psychological testing at the multispecialty medical practice, call the office in Roseville or Folsom, California, or schedule an appointment online today. Telehealth appointments are available.
Psychological testing refers to the tools mental health professionals use to assess your mental, emotional, and social well-being. They’re standardized tests, which means everyone taking these tests undergoes the same evaluation. This improves the objectivity of the results of the test.
There are different types of psychological tests that measure specific traits or help diagnose a specific mental health disorder.
The Zeam Medical Group team determines who needs psychological testing after an initial consultation. The team may recommend testing if they need more information to better understand your current emotional state or determine the right diagnosis.
The team may use psychological testing to diagnose:
Zeam Medical Group also specializes in forensic psychiatry and may recommend psychological testing for legal purposes.
The specifics of your psychological testing at Zeam Medical Group depend on your needs and concerns. The team determines the type of psychological testing best suited for you after your initial interview.
Testing might include emotional intelligence tests, attitude tests, or personality tests. During the test, the team may ask questions or they may have you complete a questionnaire. The team may also give you various puzzles to solve, which helps them better understand how you solve problems.
Psychological testing may take up to an hour, or longer in some cases. The team may also recommend a medical evaluation with the primary care team at Zeam Medical Group to rule out a medical condition that might explain your mental health symptoms.
After psychological testing the team evaluates the results. Though testing provides objective data about how you think and feel, the team takes other factors into consideration when interpreting the data, such as your physical health and environment.
Once they complete their assessment, they talk to you about the findings and the therapies that can improve your emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
To find out more about psychological testing at Zeam Medical Group, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.