Psychological assessment is an extremely valuable tool use to assist in the diagnosis and treatment planning of psychological, educational and neurological problems. Psychological tests offer a formal way to measure traits, feelings, beliefs and abilities. Some tests assess the presence of certain conditions, such as depression, anxiety, anger control or susceptibility to stress. Other tests measure general well being and provide an overall picture of a person’s personality, which can be critical in helping people change how they relate to others.
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A typical psychological assessment includes an interview with a mental health practitioner and one or more formal psychological tests. Upon a referral for psychological testing, one should recognize that the intent of testing is to gain a deeper, more complete understanding of the problem than can be gained from a brief office visit. This can often lead to more rapid change due to a better understanding of problem areas.