Psychological Testing And Psychiatric Testing

Psychological testing and psychiatric testing are two forms of psychometrics. Experts conduct psychometrics testing when a psychological factor might disrupt a person’s day-to-day activities, such as going to school, going to work, or socializing with friends or family members.

Psychological and psychiatric testing work much like any other medical testing. Common causes for testing include children who have trouble performing schoolwork and workers who encounter issues at work. For example, psychological testing in Lantana, Florida might reveal that a child has dyslexia or ADD. A worker might experience dysfunction at work due to anger management issues. Psychological testing and psychiatric testing in Lantana, Florida can help identify these issues as well as issues such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Lucida Treatment Center conducts such testing through our mental health treatment center in Lantana, Florida.

Psychometrics Testing At Lucida In Lantana, Florida

The man on the couch is undergoing psychological testing and psychiatric testing.

At Lucida Treatment Center, we provide comprehensive psychological testing and psychiatric testing that include:

  • Neuropsychological assessment*
  • Full psychological/personality testing including projective testing*
  • A complete medical history and physical examination
  • A full panel of blood tests
  • Urine drug testing

Based on this testing, we develop a refined psychiatric diagnosis. We may recommend anti-craving medications such as Vivitrol, Antabuse and Campral, and medication-assisted treatment including nicotine patches, buprenorphine/Suboxone and Chantix, as appropriate based on each client’s individual needs. Additionally, in the case of our clients who struggle with addiction, we work with our substance abuse treatment programs in Lantana, Florida.

To help our expert team refine the diagnosis, we work closely with other specialists who provide services such as:

  • Psychological testing in Lantana, Florida
  • Psychiatric testing in Lantana, Florida
  • Cognitive testing*
  • Nutritionist consult with a registered dietitian*

*These services are recommended on a case-by-case basis and entail an additional fee. Individual sessions are offered with an additional charge.

Testing Diagnoses

Comprehensive testing allows us to discover any undiagnosed medical complications of addiction and refer our clients to the proper specialists after addiction treatment. Examples of common medical complications of drug addiction include:

  • Alcohol – seizures, alcohol hepatitis, Wernicke’s encephalopathy
  • Opiates – Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, skin abscesses
  • Cocaine – cardiac pathology, neurological damage
  • Nicotine/tobacco – emphysema/COPD
  • Marijuana – cannabis-induced psychosis, cognitive deficits, obesity
  • Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium) – seizures, cognitive deficits, liver impairment

Testing And More At Lucida Treatment Center

At Lucida Treatment Center in Lantana, Florida, we give our clients hope and healing through the various forms of testing and therapy programs that we offer. Our other therapy programs include:

For more about our mental health and addiction treatment programs and testing, please reach out to us today by calling 1.866.947.7299.