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marys1358 02-20-2009 10:16 AM

psychologist testing
 
I was wondering if anyone has had a psychological test before.Because I saw a Neurologist yesterday because of brain fog,confusion ETC..........he suggest seeing the psychologist for testing which he said will take 2 hours.Has anyone else had this test what does it intale?They want to check for depression and anxiety.

Thanks,
Mary

sophie56 02-20-2009 09:32 PM

Re: psychologist testing
 
Anxiety and depression are often typical of Lupus . I didn't have any specific test but I have gone to counseling for anxiety and it really helped me.
Sophie 56

karenboss 02-22-2009 06:35 AM

Re: psychologist testing
 
I will be anxious to read your post after your dr visit (if I can pay attention...)

good luck - hope the test results give them solid direction for treatment for you

newbrunswick45 03-20-2009 09:26 AM

Re: psychologist testing
 
If you are seeing a NeuroPsychologist - they do alot more then looking for depression etc. Actually, they help determine subtle changes to the Neurologicial issues like dementia and other types of things. Not suggesting dementia - however with the brain fog - they probably want to ensure that something else is not at work.

I'd rather see a Neuropsychologist any day then a Neuro - they have an extra degree of training in the brain. You know how they say "its all in your head?" - well duh! - everything stems from the head.

Hope it went well.

marys1358 03-24-2009 07:11 AM

Re: psychologist testing
 
Hi Everyone,

Well my appt. isn't until May at St.Lukes Hospital so I have sometime.I'm hoping someone will cancel and I can get in earlier but i doubt it.But after I see the DR. I will let everyone know the results.Thanks for responding.

Mary


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