Thursday, July 29, 2010

About the last post...

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!


  1. How funny, I used to read the DSM-IV_TR too. I needed to know I wasn't actually crazy just a little F'd up . Great news on your getting treatment, it will always be a struggle . But, the outcome is worth it ! I'll be rooting for you. XoXXo

  2. Ah I like to read the DSM too! I have my own copy and none of my friends understand why haha I absolutely love it. (I also diagnose myself with almost everything in there haha and then realise it's probably not a correct diagnosis) Also, I think it's really cool that you did your own psych evaluation, I like that you did that.
    And I think you're probably right about Imogen, by the way. It would be too hard to find a replacement haha

  3. i am so proud of you! it takes a lot to leave this all behind and choose recovery. i really hope you get better soon so that you can focus on what really matters, like school and your bf and anything other than how many calories you have eaten!

    and i love how you evaluated yourself, its actually really interesting to read! psych seems like such an intriguing major, i wish i was able to take some classes. anywho, i hope your evaluation goes well! bring a copy just in case you do forget everything!

    good luck :)

  4. Haha, you're not weird, I'm a psych major and I totally do all those evaluations and psych tests on myself! It sounds like you have a pretty good life to work towards and a lot of strong qualities. Good luck with it, I can't wait to hear how the official evaluation goes!