Have a Flight Plan Before your Exam
There are three interlocking pieces to an aviation psychiatry assessment.
Part 1 of 3: The Psychiatric Exam
Meeting your psychiatrist begins, not ends, the psychiatric assessment.
Part 2 of 3: Reviewing Records
Depending on the regulatory issue, records in your case may be weighed equally to the psychiatrist's opinion. Neglecting background records is a common failure point.
Part 3 of 3: A Report that Addresses Part 67 Regulations
A psychiatric report that does not address Part 67 regulations or medical standards for aviators can lead to the FAA's denial or deferral of your case.