I just wanted to give a quick SSD blip about my friend's apt yesterday. I'll start by saying I had an apt with a psych for the same thing in a different city, with WAY different experiences. Everybody in the office was great and they actually said the truth in my paperwork. Of course, SSD still denied me, but that is another issue.
So I went with my friend for her apt yesterday and it was insane. First she talked to the most arrogant Dr. I think I have ever met (at a trade school site no doubt) and then he wanted to speak with me. They didn't let me write anything down like they did her with my apt and the jerk didn't even want to let me say anything at all. He asked me to come in and then said "so what do you know about -----'s disability?" I asked "what do you want to know" and he just look at me like I was a fool and said why is she disabled. So I started trying to tell him some of the things going on with her and he kept cutting me off and saying just tell me what her disability is. I thought that's what I was doing, but then.....I used the word obsessed and he sort of "jumped" on me verbally saying "that is a clinical term" and I'm thinking that obsessed is a term pretty much anyone knows and then he insisted that I couldn't use the term and had to tell him what she did that made her obsessed. I lost it and got down on his level (which wasn't too hard). I told him that obsessed in her case meant that she woke up in the middle of the night thinking about something like tissue she needed from walmart and that she would send me stupid emails that didn't make sense and then she would not go back to sleep or do anything until she went to walmart and bought the tissue. If it wasn't tissue, then it was taxes or cleaning the kitchen or whatever was on her mind at 3:00 when she woke up. Then I asked him if that was a good enough explaination of obsessed. I so wanted to say that he was a pathetic excuse for a Dr and that my education was nearly as high as his and if he were worth having as a Dr he would have his own practice and not be visiting a technical school to do SS interviews to make money.
I love my friend dearly and honestly she is a CP patient with anxiety, PTSD, Fibro, depression, and many many other things. We do things together because we understand each other and accept the things that CP people have to live with. I would never have wished this interveiw on her because he was worse with her than he was with me and spoke to her like a dog. Naturally I didn't go in to the entire interview here because it was too stupid for words, but it infurriates me that there are such pathetic excuses for Dr's out there doing SS interviews. I wish there were a way to report this guy without causing problems.