I did see a neuropsychiatrist and he said I had depression and anxiety, but he also made a rather (what I thought) snide remark in the report that I depended on my husband too much and that I needed therapy to get to where I didn't depend on him and he needed therapy to help me get away from being so dependent. Is there anyone here who is married and on disability who is not dependent on someone to some extent?
And he also put another diagnosis in, and I think he used the word psychosomatic. So this doctor, whom I saw for a total of 1 hour for the first interview (he didn't actually administer the testing; his assistant did) and the report, purports that he "knows" it's all in my head? We'll see. I know other people who have lupus and multiple other autoimmune disease who ultimately got disability only because of their psychiatric diagnosis.
I'm sorry you had to go through so much to get your disability. I don't have as much problems with my shoulders, neck, and upper back since I quit working; they do flare up when I over do or reach or hold something heavy.
Thanks for writing. I'll keep you updated on my case.
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