How do I get a mental health assessment in Alberta?

How do I get a full mental health assessment?

Many mental health tests are available. They look at: Specific problems. For example, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, the Beck Depression Inventory, or the Geriatric Depression Scale can be used to check for symptoms of depression.

How do I get a mental health diagnosis in Alberta?

Go to a walk-in clinic or local hospital emergency room. Call Alberta’s 24-hour Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 for confidential information and referrals. 1-866-408-5465, toll free from anywhere in Alberta.

Can you do a mental health assessment online?

After you register with Mental Health Online you can choose to complete a free and comprehensive online psychological self-assessment (e-PASS*). Your assessment will take between 10 and 60 minutes. Full face-to-face clinical psychological assessments are often time-consuming and expensive.

How much does a psychiatric assessment cost?

The average psychiatrist’s fee generally falls somewhere between $100 and $300 per appointment. You should expect to pay up to $500 for the initial consultation and roughly $100 an hour thereafter for follow-ups.

Where can I get mentally evaluated?

To get a real mental evaluation, you must speak with a professional mental health specialist or a psychiatrist. Your GP will help you diagnose certain other conditions such as alcohol dependence, thyroid disease, learning disabilities, and more.

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How do I admit myself to a mental hospital in Alberta?

An application must be submitted with supporting documents and a referral letter from patient’s psychiatrist is required. Medical Status: Individuals need to be medically stable and all medical conditions need to be well controlled prior to admission. A recent medical examination is required at the time of referral.

What are the five signs of mental illness?

The five main warning signs of mental illness are as follows:

  • Excessive paranoia, worry, or anxiety.
  • Long-lasting sadness or irritability.
  • Extreme changes in moods.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping pattern.

How do I get diagnosed with a mental illness?

To determine a diagnosis and check for related complications, you may have:

  1. A physical exam. Your doctor will try to rule out physical problems that could cause your symptoms.
  2. Lab tests. These may include, for example, a check of your thyroid function or a screening for alcohol and drugs.
  3. A psychological evaluation.