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    I applied for disability a couple of months ago, the sent me a form to list all my symptoms, now they are sending me to one of there docs for a mental evaluation, not really sure why!

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    Good Evening,

    It is called a neurophysch exam. It looks at much more then your mental state although it looks at that as well. I have had two of them, one requested by my doctor checking for CNS issues and a shorter one requested by SS. The neuropsych checks your memory, fine motor skills, depression, mathematical thought process and a ton of other things. My first one took a little over 6 hours and my second one took a little over 2. It is common practice to do this.

    Hope that information helps!
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    Ok thank you, They really don't explain any thing,they just tell you where and when to go. -Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkf109 View Post
    Ok thank you, They really don't explain any thing,they just tell you where and when to go. -Gary
    I know, Gary! When they told me I had to go have it I was really upset. I thought they were trying to find out if I was faking it! I left the doctors office and cried so har. LOL Thankfully I had a friend that is a nurse and she explained it to me and then I went online to learn about it. Only then did I see that this was about my health, mentally and physically, not just to find out if I was a nutcase LOl

    One word of advice. Be well rested. I was sick by the time the 6 hour one was over.
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    On the symptoms form I wrote that I get "the fog", I thought that was why, Its funny, as I sit here 3 days into a flair, and my friend the rash is back, I wish I was faking it!!

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    I had the same evaluation when I applied for disability. They ask you things like what month is it, what's the President's name, and they do a few simple memory exercises. My eval took maybe 90 minutes tops. The lady I saw was really nice.

    As long as you don't start barking like a dog or tell them your favorite book is Mein Kampf or something like that, you'll do fine.

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    Rob LOL!! Thanks for the laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob View Post
    I had the same evaluation when I applied for disability. They ask you things like what month is it, what's the President's name, and they do a few simple memory exercises. My eval took maybe 90 minutes tops. The lady I saw was really nice.

    As long as you don't start barking like a dog or tell them your favorite book is Mein Kampf or something like that, you'll do fine.

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    That was all yours was? Mine was longer but I guess I was crazier!
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    My wife says I'll be there for a couple of days!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgal View Post
    That was all yours was? Mine was longer but I guess I was crazier!
    Yeah, I was surprised to read that yours took so long.

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