Oftentimes, it can be difficult to determine the nature or cause of mental, emotional, and behavioral concerns. Psychological tests are used to clarify mental health diagnoses for the purpose of directing and enhancing treatment. Identifying the correct diagnosis is essential for physicians, therapists, school and work professionals, and the persons seeking therapy.
Psychological testing gives the therapist a clearer direction when choosing treatment modalities, specific interventions, and when giving therapeutic assignments to the person doing therapy. It allows physicians to make more confident decisions when prescribing medication. It provides clear documentation to assist the person as s/he may need certain accommodations at school or the workplace. Most importantly, it enables the person to have a greater self-awareness and understanding of how s/he can work with their treatment team and loved ones towards a higher quality of life.