I completed the psych eval for disability review last Tuesday with the state psychologist. I feel cheated. The psychiatrist I was with for several months would not release my records, nor would my physician so I had to either see a state psychologist or submit my disability review without any doctor’s statements or opinions.
The review was very general, we’ve all done these types of things before. Very broad general tests such as, repeat these numbers, repeat these numbers backward, repeat this list of objects, do you feel depressed, what does “don’t count your chickens until they are hatched” mean?
I just feel like 20 minutes of extremely broad questions is not enough to understand what a person’s life is like day to day.
I am very worried about the outcome of this review, it did end on a semi-good note however. Just before I left he stood and opened the door and wished me luck, as I moved he blocked me and said “call social security about your insurance and see if they have the name of a psychiatrist you can get into to see soon”.