Psychiatry & Psychology--General/pych eval valid

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i had a phych eval done when i was 15 and diagnosed with several disorders. although i still go to counseling sometimes i have never been re-avaluated. are the diagnosis' from over 10 yrs ago still valid?

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Hi, Kaolonii, thanks for your question. The answer is no, they are not valid. Especially for kids/teens. Imagine if you had your weight and height measured when you were 15 - do you think that would still be valid? No... you have changed a lot in 10 years. Generally, we consider an assessment valid for no more than 6 months.

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Bruce Borkosky, Psy.D.

Expertise

any related to psychology, especially related to forensic psychology

Experience

15 years as a licensed psychologist, 15 years in private practice. My practice began primarily doing individual and group psychotherapy, is now devoted to assessments, but I occasionally do take on clients in therapy.

Organizations
American Psychological Association

Education/Credentials
B.A. psychology, B.A., music, Ohio Wesleyan U., 1978 MCS, computer science, University of Dayton, 1984 MA, psychology, Miami Inst. of Psychology, 1991 Psy.D., psychology, Miami Inst. of Psychology, 1993 post doctoral training in Neuropsychology, Fielding Institute, 1995-1997

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