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Comprehensive Evaluation

Before we know what the most effective treatment is, we must understand the patient or family and their story. To accomplish this, I start with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, during which we cover a broad array of topics. This is because many factors interact to affect feelings, mood, thinking, and behavior - genetics and biology, personality, life experiences, family relationships, and current circumstances. During the session, you will be asked about various aspects of your life - your interests, hobbies; how you function at home, with family and friends, at school or work; as well as your sleep and eating habits. For children and adolescents, the evaluation takes longer and can span several sessions. If needed, laboratory tests, psychological or educational testing will be ordered. 

At the end of an evaluation, I will present my assessment of the problem. This evaluation combines biological, psychological and social aspects with the developmental needs, history and strengths of the child, adult and family. When a treatable problem is identified, recommendations are provided and a specific treatment plan is developed. Time is made available for any questions or concerns the patient or family may have. My goal is to be a partner and support patients and families. If a patient is already working with a trusted therapist, I highly value collaborating with that therapist to coordinate care.

Thuy D. Rotunda, M.D.
1100 Quail Street
Suite 206
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: (949) 608-9659
Fax: (949) 608-9659
Thuy Rotunda, MD
Thuy D. Rotunda, M.D.
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Newport Beach Psychiatrist
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