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I believe all psych Evals are different depending on the place you go. At mine they had me doing random stuff like repeating a set of numbers, remembering 4 object till I was asked what they were in order, addition like 2+2 up to 198+198, a depression test, talked about why I chose the surgery I did, talked about what I’ve learned about the surgery. They just to make sure that I’m aware of all things about the surgery. And finally a 200 question bariatric test where at least my psychiatrist sent to Indianapolis to receive the results. All this took 2hrs so prepare to stay that long at most.

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Mine was super brief. I think it was to make sure I didn't have an eating disorder. I see a psychiatrist so as long as I planned to keep seeing him, they were fine with that. They also warned me that some people get depressed post-surgery.

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Test to see if you are under a lot of stress, if you have good family support, realistic about outcomes, motivated etc.

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I told them what they needed to hear so I could move forward. I've heard of people on here that come back after pouring their souls out to the social worker and getting denied surgery. Just something to think about.

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On 2/7/2019 at 9:55 AM, Bianca S. said:

I believe all psych Evals are different depending on the place you go. At mine they had me doing random stuff like repeating a set of numbers, remembering 4 object till I was asked what they were in order, addition like 2+2 up to 198+198, a depression test, talked about why I chose the surgery I did, talked about what I’ve learned about the surgery. They just to make sure that I’m aware of all things about the surgery. And finally a 200 question bariatric test where at least my psychiatrist sent to Indianapolis to receive the results. All this took 2hrs so prepare to stay that long at most.

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That is (pun intended) insane! I can't believe they made you do all that - though obviously you had a good outcome.

Mine was 10 minutes, and about 5 generic questions checked off a list.

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On 02/08/2019 at 17:30, Boldilocks said:





That is (pun intended) insane! I can't believe they made you do all that - though obviously you had a good outcome.








Mine was 10 minutes, and about 5 generic questions checked off a list.


That was exactly 4 weeks ago and I’m waiting to know if he’s sent the report to my surgeon (last Friday I had my last appointment to submit to insurance and they hadn’t received my psych eval. Yes it is insane.

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12 hours ago, Bianca S. said:

That was exactly 4 weeks ago and I’m waiting to know if he’s sent the report to my surgeon (last Friday I had my last appointment to submit to insurance and they hadn’t received my psych eval. Yes it is insane.

I would call your surgeon and ask for help. I'm sure they want to get the show on the road, so to speak.

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Rang surgery today here in Australia they said might need one Dietician appointment. And 2 with surgeon before surgery that's it

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