So…the assessment is over. The doctor I had to see was quite a…quirky person. Not unfriendly, just a little gruff I guess. The appointment was over after ten minutes – if our statutory health insurance thinks that this is a proper amount of time for a psychiatric evaluation they are even funnier than I thought ;). Anyway, the doctor fired away and asked lots of questions – nothing too detailed, nothing too uncomfortable. He seemed pleased to hear about my progress with skills and not as irritated by the fact that I’m not on meds as many other professionals. Also, he seemed to see a person who needs treatment, not a supplicant which was great.
In the end he decided that we would probably meet again in a year which I see as a sign that he will tell the insurance that I actually don’t just see my therapist for fun. I’m glad it’s over but still really tense – I guess it will take some time to relax but that’s okay.
Also I want to thank you all for your constant support in kind words in that matter – I really appreciate that nobody here ever tells me to toughen up πŸ™‚


5 thoughts on “Evaluated

  1. Oh my gosh 10 minutes!!!!
    My evaluation was 2 hours for my PTSD diagnosis. 10 minutes is not a lot of time but seems like it went well so that’s good.
    I think if anyone ever told me to toughen up…well that would not go over well!!! I’m glad no one has said that to you!!!

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    1. Yeah well…as I wasn’t actually supposed to get a diagnosis I don’t have yet I reckon it’s okay…they just wanted to see I need therapy that’s all…
      Haha thank you so much, you’re sweet πŸ™‚


      1. They STILL have not given you a diagnosis? Just wanted to approve for more therapy? Well….how frustrating!!!! But at least you got approved for mor therapy

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      2. Exactly – I already have my diagnoses so that’s not a big deal…they basically just wanted to see that therapy is still necessary – and as you say, the most important thing is that they approved πŸ™‚

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