Providing Psychological Testing services to Laguna Beach, CA
Psychological testing sounds daunting, but modern approaches ensure the experience is fun as well as informative. GT Healthcare in Laguna Beach, California, performs psychological testing to obtain an accurate diagnosis. They also test patients during and after treatment to optimize their results. To learn more about the enjoyable and easy psychological testing GT Healthcare uses, call the office today or book an appointment using the online form.
What is psychological testing?
Psychological testing involves measuring and observing your thoughts, behavior, and emotions to assess your mental health.
GT Healthcare’s experienced clinicians understand that the first step to managing your brain health is to measure it. They use psychological testing as part of a comprehensive evaluation of your mental health before prescribing treatment.
Why is psychological testing important?
Mood disorders and other mental health conditions have fundamental links to core aspects of cognitive function. These links are key to your quality of life, so understanding how mental health disorders affect your cognition with psychological testing is essential for an accurate diagnosis.
Psychological testing objectively measures your cognitive function — how well your brain processes work — to help your provider measure the core aspects of your brain health. They also evaluate your results for each task to see how you compare to others in your age group.
This enables them to achieve a comprehensive understanding of your mental health that they use to individualize your treatment plan.
What does psychological testing involve?
For a stress-free experience and accurate results, the psychological tests GT Healthcare uses are a set of gamified cognitive tasks that are fun for you to do.
Using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, you complete a series of quick, engaging assignments. These tasks have undergone scientific validation to ensure they accurately measure your:
- Verbal abilities
These are all core areas of your cognition that mental health conditions may adversely affect.
Do I need to undergo psychological testing during treatment?
As you progress through your mental health treatment, your GT Healthcare provider identifies performance trends they can use to reassess your cognition and objectively measure the improvements.
Your health care professional explains these to you so you can use them to evaluate how well your treatment is working. Your provider uses this information to ensure they target the right areas during your treatment.
Your provider also continues monitoring you with occasional psychological testing post-treatment. This helps to ensure you maintain a cognitive functioning level that enables you to live your best life and identifies any signs of a relapse.
To find out more about psychological testing and its many benefits for your mental health, call GT Healthcare today or book an appointment online.