LDS missionary service can present many mental, emotional, and social stressors. Consequently, It has been recommended, in this article that those with mental health concerns may require an evaluation by a mental health professional. The most common disorders that may interfere with missionary service are Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Our pre-mission evaluations consist of a clinical interview (gathering background information and symptom review), gathering information from significant others (parent, bishop, primary care provider, etc.) and administering relevant psychological tests. Upon the completion of testing, the evaluator writes an integrated report which gives any found diagnoses, treatment recommendations, and any accommodations needed for successful missionary service. The findings are reviewed in detail with the individual and interested parties during a feedback session.