Psychological assessment is most often used in the psychiatric, medical, legal, or psychological clinic settings. The types of assessments and the purposes for them differ among these settings. Within clinical psychology, the clinical method is an approach to understanding, diagnosing and treating mental disorders. It begins with a particular individual's personal history and is designed around that individual's psychological needs. Psychological assessments are designed to specifically focus on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc..
The Neuropsychological Evaluation and Therapeutic Center of Austin utilizes neuropsychological assessment, along with psychological assessments, to provide patients with the most comprehensive assessment results possible. A thorough neuropsychological evaluation aids in understanding thoughts, emotions, behavior and mood in order to diagnose conditions, formulate treatment plans and refer for medication if warranted.