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Psychiatric Assessments

When a client’s mental state is called into question, the first step is to determine their specific needs.

Essentially, do they need a Psychiatric or Psychological Assessment?

We will generally proceed with Psychiatric Assessment if the patient shows a history of depression or other mental health issues. However, each case is unique, and our clinical team will recommend the most suitable process for the individual patient.

What’s the purpose of a Psychiatric Assessment?

It is all about understanding an individual’s ability to take care of themselves and meet their responsibilities.  So our Psychiatrists will find a context for the patient’s behaviour and establish the true level of risk they present.

All our Psychiatrists’ findings are based on years of fully vetted experience in a range of specialist fields. Crucially, our Psychiatrists conduct regular reviews with their peers in order to provide the most up to date thinking.

After all, our recommendations will have a significant impact.  So we will not saddle you with poor or unsubstantiated advice.

What happens after the assessment?
The Psychiatrist will provide a written medical report – a non-technical review of their findings. If needed, they can appear in court themselves as Expert Witnesses.

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Our Psychiatrists work with Social Services on a variety of cases - most commonly involving childcare or community care for vulnerable adults.

In a typical childcare case, where drug or alcohol use is disputed, the Psychiatrist will take pains to deliver a fully considered verdict. This involves extensive client interviews, as well as reviewing lab results and commentaries from sample collectors - and on occasion, deferring the case to a peer review panel.

For Adult Social Service teams, we offer Psychiatric Assessments to establish any risk that the client might present to themselves or others.

For all cases, our final report can be produced as evidence in court, and Psychiatrsists can usually be called to give evidence in support of their recommendations.

Please get in touch to discuss your case and see how our Psychiatrists can help you. We're conscious of legal aid cuts and the pressues on you to carry out tests and assessments internally - so we will work with you to make sure you have the efficient and cost-effective service you require.

 

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Psychological Assessments

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Expert Witness
Statements

Supporting our recommendations...
both in and out of Court

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Psychiatric Assessments are rarely used by our business clients. However, if you feel this is a service you require, please get in touch - we'll be happy to discuss the situation further.

 

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Sample
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Hair, Blood and Oral Fluid, collected by fully trained phlebotomists

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Lab
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Using test results to understand patterns and behavioural triggers

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As a Litigant-in-Person (or LIP) you'll be under a lot of stress. So we’re here to take on the burden of arranging appointments, co-ordinating paperwork and producing the Expert Witness reports that you'll rely on in court.

Our Psychiatrists are fully equipped to give you honest and friendly advice. Just call and we'll put you in touch with an expert who has the experience and specialist knowledge you need for your particular case.

 

Our experts are here to lighten the load. Here are some other ways we can help:

Psychological Assessments

Personality and behaviour tests for troubled parents and carers

More...

Mental Capacity
Assessments

Establishing mental health for families contesting key decisions

More...

Sample
Collection

Hair, Blood and Oral Fluid, collected by fully trained phlebotomists

More...

Expert Witness
Statements

Supporting our recommendations...
both in and out of Court

More...

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