Originally Posted by ravin123
I brought the list of all psych docs that my insurance would cover to my doctor. She did not see any good psych docs on there. She advised i try to pay for 1. I couldnt !
As she knows all the docs in the area and also teaches at the hospital i am confident she knows what she is talking about. Her credentials are flawless ! Before i met her thru my parents i saw over 10 psych docs with horrible outcomes and unprofessinal ethics. I first saw a psych doc at age 12 , unfortuanatly ssi told me in phone interview they couldnt find many of the docs i saw as a kid. I never kept any records since i was 12 or older not in my adult years yet so i had no idea what i had or what was going on.
i have no money , bank account or other stuff, never had a bank account and never held down a job for longer than 2 weeks. My tax returns show this and were sent to ssi.
the last psych doc i saw was 2 years ago , i needed to have an interview to see if they would accept me , not sure why this was . In the interview the doctor was very mean and told me , that they do things around here like the show house ! Her exact words. i found this very odd ! She said i was accepted at end of interview. I told my main doc what happened and she advised i write the hospital head , she got into a phone argument with the psych office and me and her concluded that i would not go back to that place.
So my lack of psych evidence is a fault in the system not my record keeping.
I have been seeing psych docs since 12 ! After a while and after doc after doc and u have to tell and explain your history for most of your life u give up on psych docs , i did, My new doc was the only one who helped and ive been seeing her about 10 years.
thats all i got to say, thanx to everyone for trying to help!
We all wish you luck with your claim.
Many of us had to wait years for a favorable decision, not because we weren't disabled, but because our records did not PROVE that we were unable to participate in work/SGA to the SSA. Many docs think that if they write, "The patient is totally disabled due to diagnoses x, y, and z" that that will be sufficient.
That is NOT sufficient. A list of diagnoses doesn't prove disability. Your documentation and that doctor's documentation has to spell out how the signs/symptoms of the dx's and side effects of any meds make you unable to work.
Usually, with a psych dx, they will require documentation of disability from a practitioner licensed in that field. We all understand that lack of insurance, private funds, and recommended qualified professionals in your area can make it difficult to get regular care. We 'get' that. We want you to 'get' that if SSA requires documentation from a qualified professional in that field, and you don't have it, that makes it highly unlikely you would get approved.
I believe SSA's process will include sending you to a psych doc of their choice. That doc will not know you and understand all of your issues, as someone who was following you regularly would.
As an example, you have mentioned that you have gotten jobs, but have been unable to keep them. I'm assuming that means you can 'look together' enough to do an interview and get hired. The history of job failures helps with a SSA application. The fact that you can look fully capable of work can hurt you if you have a good day when you happen to see SSA's psych doc.
Someday, in a calm mood, you may want to review this thread. There are issues that you think you have been very clear on that you have not.
You said in your first post....."My main doctor is a health & wellness doc, who is in the top 100 doctors list, and her assistant. i have records with them from the last 8 years. I have 1 psychiatrist listed and a few more that cant be found cause i saw them in my teens and 20s
. i am on a few meds ." That does NOT clearly spell out that you receive ongoing care on a regular basis from a psych doc. Getting mad at fellow posters because they can't understand what you meant because you didn't explain enough isn't effective.....although we all understand how stressful this process is and how easy it is to get irritated. The tendency to get frustrated over issues like that could be part of your disability. After correcting many, saying you do have a psych doc, you said, "the last psych doc i saw was 2 years ago" That is not the ongoing coverage with a psych doc that posters have been recommending.
I hope that news won't aggravate you. I hope that you will use it to reflect on how the whole SSDI/SSI application process goes. YOU know that you are unable to work. SSA doesn't KNOW that.....yet. You need to make sure they get enough of the specific info they need to come to that conclusion.