For Young Adults
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States has a mental illness. Among young adults, the percentage is higher. The 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that almost one-third (30.6%) of adults aged 18 to 25 have a mental health disorder. Less than half (42.1%) of these individuals had received mental health services within the past year. Among adults, this age group had the highest percentage of mental illness and was the least likely to have received services.
The most effective way for young adults to obtain appropriate mental health services is to have a comprehensive evaluation by a psychiatrist. At North Star Psychiatry, Dr. Rogers typically spends between 1 and 1.5 hours to complete an adult psychiatric evaluation. During the appointment, he will review the patient’s history and obtain a detailed account of how symptoms developed over time. He will complete a thorough diagnostic interview and screen for a variety of mental health disorders. For the last 20 to 30 minutes of the appointment, he will discuss his findings with the patient, provide education about the diagnoses and treatment options, and work collaboratively with the patient to create a treatment plan.