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GLOSSARY
screen·ing
Administrative of an assessment tool to identify persons in need of more in-depth evaluation or treatment.
A mental health screening is done by a healthcare professional to give a complete picture of your emotional and cognitive state. Doctors will ask about mood, behavior, thinking, reasoning, and memory. The test consists of verbal, written, and often times, laboratory testing. Screenings are normally used to identify markers of mental illness early on and to find treatment for those deemed at risk.
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