Re: Disability Mental Exam???
I also had to have a "mental exam" because one of the secondary diagnosis that my pain doc wrote down was depression.
I thought well it would have been nice if they discussed the depression with me. After living with chronic pain, our world completely changing, we aren't as active as we once were, can't work etc, who WOULDN'T be depressed? lol
I had to answer a series of questions and go through a little series of say the first thing that comes to mind after I say a word type things.
The doc said well I do think you have some depression which is entirely normal given your situation but I don't think you are "medically depressed". Well DUH, ya think? lol
Don't stress over this if you receive the letter. It doesn't affect your case at all. There are no right or wrong answers to "prepare for". I personally found it to be nothing but a waste of my time and theirs, just like the medical exam the state did. That was a major joke too.