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What is PsychScan?
PsychScan is a validated mental health test that therapists can add to their websites. It assesses eleven DSM-5 disorders in about 10 minutes. They are the disorders therapists see most often and need to know about up front.
Clients get a personalized Client Report that identifies problem areas and describes how therapy can help. Therapists get a comprehensive Clinician Report with valid diagnostic information.
How do my clients access PsychScan?
You can add a PsychScan button like the one below to your therapy website. Clients can then launch the test directly from your website. You can also send clients a link by text or email. Clients get their Client Report as soon as they complete the test. The comprehensive Clinician Report comes to your email inbox. It’s secure, confidential, and HIPAA compliant.
How can PsychScan help build my practice?
When you add PsychScan to your website, you engage with prospective clients from the first online contact. They get immediate feedback and stay on your website instead of going on to the next. The personalized Client Report gives them valuable information they’ll want to keep and includes your practice name and contact information. It helps clients understand how therapy can help with their specific difficulties and helps overcome initial ambivalence about scheduling the crucial first appointment.
How does PsychScan help me provide better therapy?
The Clinician Report gives you a comprehensive picture of a client’s symptoms and likely DSM-5 diagnoses to help you decide whether it’s a good fit for your practice. It identifies major problem areas so you can focus on what’s important from the start.
Therapists juggle competing demands in the initial session. We need to connect with our client and develop an alliance. We also need to do an assessment, inquire about symptoms, and consider a range of possible diagnoses. With PsychScan, you never have to worry you’ve missed something important. Instead of interviewing lists of symptoms and disorders, you can connect with your client and focus on the therapeutic alliance.
PsychScan gives you the freedom to work the way you want.
What does PsychScan assess?
• Major Depression
• Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
• Bipolar Disorder
• Generalized Anxiety Disorder
• Panic Disorder
• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
• Substance Use Disorder
• Binge-Eating Disorder
• Bulimia Nervosa
• Somatic Symptom Disorder
• Suicidal ideation and suicide risk (optional)
• Psychotic Disorder (optional)
How can PsychScan do all this in just 10 minutes?
PsychScan is intelligent. It uses advanced algorithms to select questions based on a client’s previous responses. The algorithms probe in-depth when a disorder may be present, and they don’t ask irrelevant questions about disorders the client does not have. Take the test and see how it works!
Are the results valid?
Yes. PsychScan has high reliability and validity. It was validated against the SCID structured clinical interview, considered the gold standard for mental health diagnosis. PsychScan is the newest edition of a mental health test that has been in continuous use for more than 20 years. It was previously available only to healthcare organizations. PsychScan brings this proven technology to your therapy practice.
What information is in the Clinician Report?
The report provides scores that measure symptom severity in eight domains, lists relevant DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnoses, and lists the specific symptoms the client is experiencing. It also screens for suicide risk (optional). Check out a sample Clinician Report. Better yet, take the test and see it in action.
Can I use PsychScan to track progress and assess outcomes?
Yes. Re-administer PsychScan as often as you like. Your Clinician Report will include a trending graph showing changes in anxiety and depression over time.
Is PsychScan HIPAA compliant?
PsychScan is secure and HIPAA compliant. We do not sell or share information. We sign HIPAA Business Associates Agreements on request.
How much does it cost?
A subscription is just $12.99 per month for an individual practitioner. You get a PsychScan button to add to your website, a PsychScan link to send to clients by text or email, and unlimited test administrations. Contact us for group and organizational pricing.
This sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?
There’s no catch. The monthly subscription covers everything. There are no hidden fees and there’s nothing else to buy. Cancel any time. PsychScan was designed for therapists by therapists so it works the way you want.
How do I get started?
Visit our Sign Up page and get started today!

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