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Has Anyone Who Filed For Disability Had A Mandatory Appt To See A Psychologist For Anxiety & Depression?

Has Anyone Who Filed For Disability Had A Mandatory Appt To See A Psychologist For Anxiety & Depression?

I have an appointment set by disability tomorrow, to see a psychologist for my anxiety & depression which I also suffer with and filed for along with fibromyalgia on my disability application. I have never been to a Psychologist so I am a little anxious about it. Wondering what your experience was with this if you too, had to go, and if it helped your disability case.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thanks guys, it went well. The Dr was really nice and asked basic questions and some memory testing at the end. Session was about 45 mins. I did break down and cry during the appt, although I accept my new life of pain and challenges, I am still in a grieving process I realize, when I am asked about my history. I don't know when or if that part will ever go away, but I know it's OK and will be ok. Thanks for all your feedback! Warm hugs and well wishes to you all!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I just remembered another thing to tell the doctor - tell him/her if when the Fibro fog gets bad, your short term memory makes it much harder to do your job. Don't gloss over that part of Fibro.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, and I was worried but the doctor was really cool and I wish I could see them as a patient.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

As yet I've not seen psychologist, I've suffered with depression most of my life, only since I got ill and was housebound for a year, I've really suffered from anxiety, can't go anywhere to far unless with someone I know. She I went to PIP assessment, they won't do home visits. I was told benefit stopped if I don't go. I used a taxi firm that I trust and they know me. Because I attended they wrote I was pretty much independent, they asked a question and when I tried to explain how I managed a task and how long, it was hang on a minute, then straight into another question. I ended up 8 months for a tribunal, which the judge spoke to me via phone link 3 question's, I was awarded maximum amount. He said it should never have come to this. They'd applied for any and all paperwork which showed ATOS had received my appeal plus 3 sets of letters that had been sent to substantiate my claim. All of which they had denied receiving. I was told by separate party, they have a quota they have to meet, so depends on how they're doing. After that, it doesn't reflect on their figure's!!!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes i had to see there dr.and phy.dr.i just answered everything truthfully

posted about 4 years ago
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