First of all I totally disagree with the last poster
That was not nice of him to have wrote those things to you .Anyway it was just his opinion and his own personal experiences though.
I believe the reason why Social Security sent you to their own Mental Health Dr. was to have you more full evaluated . Sometimes , when Social Security asks for your Mental Health Dr.'s reports on you it is not as much information as they need . Therefore that is why they sent you to one of their Dr's. It is common for them to do this. the reason why Social Security did not sent u to to any other one of their Dr's is because they probably had enough information provided by your Dr's reports and did not need to do that .
Do your Dr's support your claim of disability? It is important to have the Dr.s who are treating you support your claim . Because they are the ones who fill out the forms for Social Security , and based on what they write, and when it goes to DDS, Disability Determination Services , those are the people who look at the claim and decide if it ought to go further, if it goes further , their DR's review the claim , and make a decision , either approve or deny . A claim of disability has to be severe enough under Social Security rules for them to even consider approving . Most of the time for that to even happen anymore the person , typically is having multiple health problems . Physical as well as mental health issues. This is what I found out to be true .However, the physical health can be severe enough to cause major problems, cancer, kidney failure , heart issues, ect.
It is in your favor to go to their appointments , that is what I always think. They will do that too, if the person is not seeing a psych Dr, or therapist on a regular basis either.