I should mention (about my psych eval) that since I work at the same place where I'm getting the evaluation, I know what to expect. I also routinely do transcription from the medication check and psych eval appointments that the nurses do, so I pretty much know exactly what questions they might ask and what they think is important. The psych eval that I did in my last post is pretty much taken from the same template that the one I'll get today is.
Why did I do it and will I bring it with me? I did it because I have horrible memory, so if she asked me all those questions during the eval and I was just thinking about them for the first time, I would not remember half that stuff. So a lot of it's for me to try to remember my history of symptoms, my family history, etc. I will probably not bring it with me, because I'm a little embarrassed (not with you guys, but with her) that I did it in the first place. But how can I not? I am a psych major, for crying out loud! That stuff is fun to me. I enjoy reading the DSM-IV- TR (diagnostic manual) and diagnosing myself :) I'm a weirdo, I know.
Well, have a great day everyone!