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Has anyone here had to do their psych evals online? My doctor set me up to do this and I'm nervous that a 30-60 minute phone consult with an online psychiatrist or psychologist won't understand how important this eval is to me. If it's a bad one, say he's worried about the fact that I have some depression, he refuses to give me the green light? That will totally screw up my chances to get my surgery...

Anyone else here had this experience?

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I did mine online. The lady that I talked to, actually had the sleeve herself. The one I used only does Bariatric psych evaluations, so they totally get how important it is. It was just like a conversation with a friend. You will be fine!

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I did mine online, no big deal, a fairly quick phone conversation on a Sunday night.

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1) You shouldn't change your answers to a psychiatric evaluation. Most decent professionals / questionnaires will test for patient understanding / intent / honesty / malingering.
2) That said, here is an excellent article discussing the specific psychological contraindications for bariatric surgery. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096263/
Here is another: https://asmbs.org/wp/uploads/2016/06/2016-Psych-Guidelines-published.pdf

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Thanks Guys, you ROCK! I did it this past Sunday and it was a breeze! Next step please, Doc....LOL

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What company are you using online? I am scheduled with bariatricpsychevaluations.com but I don't know.

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Thats who I used. Nicole was super easy to talk to. No complaints.

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