Intensive In-depth Assessment of Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Federman does these kinds of consults on an intermittent basis, depending largely on his availability. The consultation is approximately three hours in length. With several weeks advanced notice the consult is typically scheduled for a Saturday morning from 9:00 to 12:00. The benefit of this kind of consult is the depth with which issues can be explored in one sitting as opposed to having matters spread out over the course of several weekly meetings. It can also be more efficient if one is traveling to Charlottesville from another geographic region
The assessment will cover the following areas:
- Current symptoms and background
- Course of presenting issues
- Assessment of lifestyle and environmental influences
- Psychiatric/psychotherapy treatment history
- Family psychiatric history
- Psychosocial history
- Substance use history
- Discussion of diagnosis
- Treatment recommendations
If the individual being assessed would like to have a spouse, partner or family member participate in the assessment, he or she is welcome to do so.
If the assessment will serve as the foundation for subsequent treatment with Dr. Federman, a written report will not be generated unless specifically requested by the individual being assessed. However, if the assessment is being done for an individual living outside the Charlottesville area and is intended for use by other mental health or medical professionals, a comprehensive written report will be provided. The report will usually be written and sent to the patient within one to two weeks following the assessment.
Cost of the three-hour consultation and assessment is $400. Insurance typically does not cover an assessment of this nature.
If a comprehensive written report is added, the additional cost is $275.read more