What's involved in a Social Security mental exam?
October 24, 2010 1:11 PM Subscribe
What can we expect during a social security disability "mental" exam?
posted by tangram1 to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
After more than ten years of suffering constant pain due to a compression at the base of her brain stem my wife is finally applying for social security disability. Everything looks good but we're wondering what to expect at her "mental" exam next week. Has anyone been through this who can give us a sense of what the examiner will be trying to rule out? My wife has seen a medical doctor who also sees counseling patients on and off for some years with no diagnosis save Dysthymia related to childhood abuse. Should she be prepared to discuss her complete psychological history?