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I Got My Head Shrunk

joatsaint

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blogs/blog-0884212001360970667.jpgVisiting the psychiatrist was on of my pre-requs for getting Sleeve surgery. I was pretty nervous about the interview. Who wouldn't be? Knowing that the whole approval process could come to a screeching halt based on the opinion of one guy who only spends 15 - 20 minutes with me.

 

From talking to a fellow sleever, I knew that there was going to be a 500 question multiple choice questionnaire. I could tell right off that it was a personality test. The questions covered the whole gambit - from how did you feel about childhood, how do you feel about being an adult, do you have depressed thoughts, have you ever stolen anything, how do you feel about being in crowded situations ... ect.

 

The kicker is that each type of question is repeated 4 or more times throughout the questionnaire - only it's asked in a different way each time. I can only assume the point is to see if you answer the same way each time - to get your true feelings.

 

It took over an hour to complete everything.

 

The most annoying part was - THERE WERE NO TABLES!

 

Maybe it is part of the test to see how you react, but have you ever tried to hold a clipboard and mark answers with one hand and hold a list of test questions in the other????????????

 

Now this wasn't their first rodeo. They do these tests for $400 a pop. You'd think they would be a little more considerate.

 

I felt like I was Will Smith in the 1st "Men in Black." The part where all the candidates were sitting in the egg chairs trying to take a test. And Will is the only one smart or brave enough to pull the table over to his chair.

 

So I pulled the same thing. I spun one of the other chairs sideways and used the arm to hold the clip board. The other 2 poor schmucks in the room doggedly mustered on, trying to finish their questions the hard way.



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CTHU!!! I remember that part so clear when you said that about Will Smith! Too funny!

My how things have changed in 2 years time I didn't have to fill out a questionnaire for my psych eval. just meet with the psych and we talk and she wrote for about 20-30 mins.

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I met with psych and she refused me surgery for 3 months. Had to see my own GP and get on antidepressants. I have a son with behaviour probs and a lot more and when I stress I eat. Feeling good now, surgery for next week. Can't stay on the anti depressants for ever though.

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Yes that shirt makes your head look big.

I did the 30 min talk, the test, and left. It was the 500 question questionnaire and it dealt with eating food, taking meds, religion, and self-esteem. there was no feedback, no explanation to why I was there, or no discussion if he would recommend me to have surgery...

When does the feedback happen?

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Yes that shirt makes your head look big.

I did the 30 min talk, the test, and left. It was the 500 question questionnaire and it dealt with eating food, taking meds, religion, and self-esteem. there was no feedback, no explanation to why I was there, or no discussion if he would recommend me to have surgery...

When does the feedback happen?

I didn't get any feedback directly from the head shrinker. He gave the results to my surgeon's office.

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