I wrote you a post about my experience on the physch eval and somehow hit something & lost the whole dang thing-at that point it was either late or early so I gave up.,lol
Ok, here it goes, I am not sure if this is required by Medtronic or my pain dr. I had a to do an MMPI test-500 questions. Its a mutiple choice answer test. Whew, really was crossed eyed by the time I finished. I did not care for that test at all and I will tell you why. Some of the questions they asked, all answers could pretty much apply but you could only pick one answer. I suppose I passed because this was sent to the phychiatrist for him to do his part. I heard back a week or so later that he had finished with my test and then I was given an appt with him.
My appt with him was easy. We discussed at length my personal history, work history and medical history. We discussed the changes in my life, how the changes had affected my life in every avenue and how I coped with the changes. We did discuss the pump and what sort of outcome I was expecting from it. There were no trick questions at all and he did not ask me things that PA lady though they might, no weird questions. This was all very straight forward, no funny business. Now, will your testing be this way, I have no idea, I hope so, I don't care for all the goofy off the wall crap. Was not asked about the day of the week, if I knew my name or who the current president is, my luck I would have screwed that part up,lol.
Not only does this eval help decide whether or not you are a good candidate, it also tells whether or not this is something a dr has pushed on a patient to do as well.
I hope I have helped some and helped alleviate some of your fears, it was easy. Susie