I've found most will get a history from you. Write down all the questions you want to ask or any points that are important to tell him incase you forget.
Remember they're only human just like you, good luck.
Rarely do they give you the MMPI test anymore and I have taken it twice and I am still walking the streets :)
Usually they do an intake of info at the first meeting. They will ask about your background, your statistics, your meds, your goals, history and past medical problems or mental health issues.
They are very good at putting you at ease, and it is ok to feel anxious about this as it is brand new to you. So stay in the moment and just take it one step at a time.
You will make it through. Don't try to hide your anxiety, be up front if your feeling nervous. OK.
Yeeeeeehaaaaaaaa. I am so happy for you to know someone paid attention is awesome. Just knowing you have the meds when you need them is a relief.
CBT too, you go girlfriend. I am so proud of you for going and knowing you had to do this for you. Kudos to you.
I am glad the appointment is behind you, now just rest tonight and know your ok.
Or post away here.............whatever makes you feel good.
That is great. My fav author is John Sanford................our own claim to fame in MN.
I love James Patterson too.
Hugs at ya Mom!
Woohoo - Twiggy!! I am so happy for you that this psychiatrist listened to you and was able to help you in the way that you need. I'm also happy to hear that you are going to see a therapist and doing CBT. I'm currently in therapy and doing the same thing. It helps, but is slow going - I have a lot of issues to resolve. But as Dan said CBT works well for some and not others, remember if it doesn't work for you - it does not mean that you are a failure. It just means that you need to find another form of therapy that works for you.
Again, I'm so glad that you are finally getting what you need. Take it easy and keep posting. BTW - how far along are you? Having a baby is just the best blessing you can have!!
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I am glad your getting comfort coming here and posting.........I do too.
I remember my first baby loved cherry pie, everyday I had to go find a piece of cherry pie..............
I know a party looks completely different through sober eyes.........you wonder why people are breaking up over what doesn't seem funny to you. Nothing worse than being the only sober person at a drunken party.
I think you are doing wonderful.............and you will get to a point when you feel like you are the life of any gathering...........but a diet coke party would perhaps be a good choice. You have one I will be there.
Love ya kiddo,
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Well my little girl grew up to be 5'2" but she did get older and some guy stole her from me...........but on the good side, I now have 2 gorgeous granddaughters, 14 and 16 and they are both tall. Taller then their Mom.
Enjoy your moments, and time goes fast when you look back. ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))