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Old 09-23-2004, 06:56 AM   #1
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I think I need to see a psych. Im nervous about my first visit. Give me some examples of your first meeting and the procedure the psych goes through to get you to the m.d. for meds. Im doing this through insurance to avoid the tremondous rates charged.

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Old 09-23-2004, 08:01 AM   #2
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Re: Procedure

Hi there,

I live in the UK so I don't know if my experiences will help but I've been to two psychiatric assessments to see if I qualified for CBT. At the first meeting
I was asked lots of questions about my problem and symptoms. Prior to the first appointment they sent me three questionnaires to fill in. These included symptoms, questions about how you are thinking/feeling etc. Your answers help them to work out if your main problem is anxiety or depression etc.
The first meeting took about an hour and a half. They do go into some personal questions but remember they are there to help you, so tell them everything no matter how silly you think it is. They will not think it's silly and won't judge you. It's natural to be nervous but they really are there to try and help you and sometimes it helps just to talk to experts who understand.

Have you got a date for your appointment? Take care and let us know how is goes.


Old 09-23-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: Procedure

take a bottle of water with you as if you get a dry mouth from anxiety, water will never be provided

also take a list of matters you want to tell the psych and questions to ask

Old 09-23-2004, 03:57 PM   #4
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Re: Procedure

Don't be nervous! Hey, in the past year I think I have cried in front of 4 doctors now. They are only there to help, not judge.

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