Psychological Screening

The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine is committed to accurate diagnosis. We believe that before an appropriate treatment is implemented (either medications, therapy, or both), it is imperative to identify the extent and severity of the mental health issue that you have.

Diagnostic screening often plays a vital role in this process. We have developed RCBMetrics, a protocol designed to help us help you. RCBMetrics uses a variety of standardized psychological and educational testing batteries and rating scales. The evaluation process typically takes two to three hours and it is conducted by an RCBM psychometricians under the supervision of Joel Young, M.D. RCBMetrics uses software-based and pen and paper assessments.

RCBMetrics quantifies the extent of many conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, AD/HD and its various subtypes, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. The program assesses for cognitive impairments and personality style. Other aspects of RCBMetrics can assess and offer guidance about careers.

RCBMetrics is particularly useful for the evaluation of the various subtypes of ADHD. In addition, RCBM assesses for comorbidities. Comorbidities occur in 25% to 45% of individuals with ADHD. Common ADHD comorbidities include anxiety disorders, depression, and learning disorders. Input from teachers and family is also factored into final report. Once RCBMetrics is completed, a full report is generated. Your RCBM clinician will meet with you to review therapies and develop a comprehensive treatment plan, including medications, psychotherapy, and/or coaching.

Diagnostic screening done outside of RCBM may be considered sufficient, provided that the testing has been done recently and includes assessment of the following conditions:

-Depression (including an assessment of suicidality)

-Bipolar Disorder

-Anxiety Disorders


-Substance use

-AD/HD (Objective testing is required, including assessment of processing speed, psychomotor speed, executive function, complex attention and cognitive flexibility).

-Autism Spectrum Disorders