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Dr. Vikas
Dr. Vikas, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  M.B.B.S ; M.D (Psychiatry and Deaddiction), MS. Health Informatics
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Hello - I have never completed an IQ test nor a psychiatric

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Hello - I have never completed an IQ test nor a psychiatric initial assessment. Is there baseline testing on both that a doctor is prepared to conduct with me?

Regards
Kim
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 5 years ago.
Hello Kim,

Could you please mention all of your symptoms so that I can suggest you a test.

Thanks

Vikas
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have had minor depression diagnosed at different times along with some other health issues throughout my life. I am far from what people would describe as 'typical' or 'normal' and whilst I am currently undergoing full physical medical review at age 36, I would like the opportunity to look at other aspects of my health that I haven't discussed with professionals previously.
Regards
Kim
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 5 years ago.

Thanks for your reply Kim.

We usually suggest tests on the basis of symptoms a patient is presenting with.


There are certain online screening tests available for various psychiatric disorder which may give you a hint about the possibility of presence of any mental disorder but still a visit to a psychiatrist is essential for diagnosis.

Psychological Tests and Quizzes

A baseline psychiatric evaluation mainly consist of history taking and doing a detailed mental status examination which is not possible on internet and you have to visit a psychiatrist in hospital or clinic. Your GP can refer you to a psychiatrist.

Please click the link below to find out more about mental status examination.


Mental status examination


Best wishes,

Vikas


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