PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW (cost $275) (procedure code 90791) A Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview may be all that is needed in your situation. A Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview is the first step in all neuro-psychological testing and DOES NOT result in a diagnosis. Dr. Smith conducts a Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview to All psychological disorders, other learning disabilities and ADHD or ADD must be screened for when considering conditions such as dyslexia or ADHD. The interview results in a brief written summary of preliminary conclusions and recommendations for subsequent action. When subsequent testing is conducted the results of the interview are incorporated into the testing report. A review of previous testing and related records from other professionals is not a part of the diagnostic interview. Such information, if available, can be very valuable to the diagnostic process, but requires considerable time for adequate review. Consequently, such a review of records is a separate procedure from the diagnostic interview and there is a separate charge. Prior to scheduling the diagnostic interview, you will receive forms to be filled out. These forms must be thoroughly completed and returned prior to or on the day of the intake. The interview cannot be started until the forms are completed. Incomplete or missing forms will result in an additional charge. (These forms will remain confidential). Among the questions to be answered by the intake interview is whether testing is appropriate, and if so, what kind of testing is in order. With respect to the latter question, recommended procedures fall into three general categories: a Record Review, or a Neuropsychological Evaluation to evaluate for dyslexia , other learning disabilities, ADHD (ADD) evaluation, or other conditions. The charge is determined by what conditions are under consideration and the amount of testing involved for each condition. The most common types of evaluations and costs can be found on the links below. Dyslexia Evaluation Dyslexia & ADHD Evaluation
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