Mental Health Disability Evaluation

Psychiatry & Alternative Medicine located in Virginia Beach, VA

Mental Health Disability Evaluation

About Mental Health Disability Evaluation

Filing a disability claim comes with many challenges, which is why you need an evaluation from a provider you can trust. At Charis Mental Health Plus Integrative Care in Virginia Beach, Virginia, psychiatry and alternative medicine specialist La Keisha Keneti, DNP, FNP-C, PMH-BC, conducts comprehensive mental health disability evaluations, focusing on assessing your condition and recommending the appropriate combination of treatments. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a disability evaluation.

Mental Health Disability Evaluation Q&A

What is a mental health disability evaluation?

A disability evaluation is a comprehensive assessment in which Dr. Keneti and her team determine whether your mental health affects your ability to function in daily activities, including work, education, and social interactions. 

During this evaluation, Dr. Keneti interviews you, administers specific tests, observes your behavior, and reviews your medical history.

After the evaluation, Dr. Keneti provides a detailed report with a diagnosis and recommendations for treatment or support services.

Why might I need a mental health disability evaluation?

You might benefit from a comprehensive mental health disability evaluation with Dr. Keneti and her team if you experience significant challenges in your daily life due to a mental health condition. 

This evaluation can determine the extent of your impairments and whether they meet the criteria for disability benefits or accommodations in educational or workplace settings. Common signs you need a disability evaluation include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Intense anxiety or panic attacks
  • Disrupted sleep patterns 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviors
  • Impaired social functioning 
  • Withdrawal from activities
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Severe mood swings or irritability
  • Impulsive behaviors or risk-taking
  • Significant changes in appetite or weight
  • Substance abuse or dependency issues
  • Difficulty maintaining employment or academic performance

The sooner you visit for a disability evaluation, the more likely you are to get the help you need to navigate these challenges.

Which conditions can a mental health disability evaluation cover?

A disability evaluation looks for signs of many mental health conditions that affect daily life, such as:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Substance-related disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorders

Dr. Keneti reviews your symptoms, medical history, and functional impairments to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

What happens during a mental health disability evaluation?

During your mental health disability evaluation, Dr. Keneti gathers important information about your psychiatric history, current symptoms, and functional limitations through clinical interviews, observation, and psychological testing. 

She uses this information to create a diagnosis based on standardized criteria. She provides treatment recommendations tailored to your specific needs. Dr. Keneti documents her findings in a report to support your disability claim or treatment planning.

Call Charis Mental Health Plus Integrative Care today or use the online booking tool to schedule a mental health disability evaluation.