GARDEN PSYCH

Patient Resources

What forms do I need to complete to book an appointment for my child?

The process of booking an appointment for you child starts by calling our office @ 609-601-4161. Once you have made an initial appointment, you will have to fill out the child booking confirmation packet. Your child’s appointment is not confirmed unless we receive the child booking confirmation packet in 48 hours of your child being given the appointment.

After you have booked your child’s appointment, you will be given a Child Intake Packet. Please complete the Child Intake Packet at least 24 hours before the appointment to give a chance for the psychiatrist to review the case ahead. The booking confirmation packet and the child intake packet can be emailed or faxed to us.

What forms do I need to complete to book an appointment for myself?

The process of booking an appointment for yourself starts by calling our office @ 609-601-4161. Once you have made an initial appointment, you will have to fill out the booking Confirmation packet. Your appointment is not confirmed unless we receive the booking confirmation child packet in 48 hours of you being given the appointment.

After you have booked your appointment, you will be given a intake packet. Please complete the intake packet at least 24 hours before the appointment to give a chance for the psychiatrist to review the case ahead.

Why do child psychiatrist use scales?

Child Psychiatrist use scales as an aid to diagnose and treatment mental health issues. Child psychiatrist parent rating scales to get a better sense of the child. Children have their own rating scales that can help psychiatrist figure out what the child feels is going on. Scales are not replacement for a diagnostic psychiatric examination. Scales can be used to screen and quantify the severity of mental health conditions.

What scales are used to diagnose anxiety in kids?

There is a set of standardized scales called the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders. (SCARED) used in diagnosing childhood anxiety. There are two versions of the scale: parent and child.

What scales are used to diagnose mood disorders?

The Patient Health Questionnaires(PHQ -9) has three different versions: adult, teenager and parent. The adult the PHQ9 is used as a measure of self-report of depression in adults. When treating a child, the rating set for measuring depression comes from the parent and teenager. For children younger than 13, Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children(CES-DC) can be combined with the PHQ 9 parent report to gauge a child’s depression.   

What are common scale used for addiction in children?

For teenagers, the DAST-A and the CRAFFT screening questionnaires are used as good initial assessments of substance use.

What are the scales are used to diagnose ADHD in adults?

There is no one scale that can determine if you have ADHD. The diagnosis of ADHD is made using a clinical assessments. We use the Adult ADHD Rating Scale as a screener and a guide. Sometimes to get further information, we have to send patients for neuropsychological testing.