Standard diagnostic examination for assessment of a patient’s psychological condition includes psychodiagnostics which covers the following:
- Psychological tests that determine the level of addiction
- They assess the extent of the effects of opiate consumption on mental health
- They determine whether there are signs of mental disorders
- Whether depression is present
- The degree of motivation for recovery
- Self-criticism and preservation of willing mechanisms
What is psychodiagnostics?
Psychodiagnostics is the application of diagnostics in the field of clinical psychology and provides a description of the personality and practical implications for treatments and procedures. It involves the use of a diagnostic interview and a battery of psychological tests used to evaluate the basic personality traits and determine the existence of possible psychological disorders of our patients.
Psychodiagnostics is also used when a psychiatrist wants to be sure in determining pharmacotherapy and it provides us with a comprehensive personality analysis, which is very important in addictive disorder treatment.
The primary psychodiagnostic battery usually involves a personality test, an intellectual ability and specificities test based on which the patient’s current mental state is assessed.