Have you had a mental evaluation done?

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-03-05 20:00:29 -0600
Started 2012-03-04 07:25:33 -0600

Recently my therapist suggested I do this. Ok no problem for me. I want to see what the results are. Not going to hide behind ignorance or fear of what the results would be. LOL So it was done using an ink blot test. I got some unusual results least to say. Some I anticipated some I didnt. I dont have all the words my therapist said but a few of them were Original regarding my answers. That in all the years 30+ he has never had another come up with my answers. That I am creative and unique. Highly intelligent and frustrated from not using my intelligence like I want too. That I have a lot of masks but that refers to guarding myself protecting me so that I wont be abused for I had been done so in the past. Once I get all the words and what he means by them I will post on this again. What do you think? Just curious Oh yeah by the way, I dont or wont use drugs prescribed to hide the pain and etc I am going thru. I choose to meet all of it head on. To find a solution and work it out.

21 replies

Type1Lou 2012-03-04 17:40:22 -0600 Report

After crying for 3 weeks and seeking advice from an attorney about leaving my husband, she suggested that I might be suffering from depression. I got an appointment a week later with a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with depression.
He started me on a small dose of antidepressants and also found I was deficient in vitamin B12. I am now getting a B12 shot monthly and taking sub-lingual B12 supplements daily. I'm feeling much better (dare I say NORMAL?) now and my relationship with my husband is back on track (Whew!) I continue to get counseling but the intervals between visits are getting farther apart. So, I guess, in a way, my mental state was evaluated, although probably not in the manner you meant. What I found remarkable was that the attorney I initially saw spent an hour listening to me and suggested that I seek help without charging me a dime. There are some angels out there.

Caroltoo 2012-03-04 21:56:50 -0600 Report

D3 is another one that helps with depression.

Type1Lou 2012-03-05 15:23:12 -0600 Report

I've been taking 3000iu of D3 daily since March 2011 after my endo discovered I had a D deficiency. I think is also important in the proper metabolism of insulin.

pixsidust 2012-03-04 17:29:48 -0600 Report

No I have not. Forgive me because I smile and think to myself.
My answer is No, But I need to be evaluated! I have "Needs Help" written on my forehead as we speak

I think anything that can be enlightening and helpful is all good.
Any exercise in learning, self discovery and the means to grow
are wonderful endeavours.

I am interested in the study and results you have.
Now is the times for you to be all that you can be
You have been on the back burner way too long
This is only the beginning!

Caroltoo 2012-03-04 16:51:50 -0600 Report

Sounds a lot like the Temi I've been getting to know. From what you've posted here, it sounds unusual but pretty accurate. Be very interesting in seeing more of his evaluation.

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-04 17:32:31 -0600 Report

Once I get it I will post it here. Hugs

Caroltoo 2012-03-04 17:38:52 -0600 Report

Closest I've come to having a mental health evaluation done was an hour with my ex-husband's psychiatrist. His succinct summary was, "Well now that I've met you I know that you are the mentally competent person in the family!"

Next encounter was with a cross-over MMPI which my present husband and I took before we were married. We are both very strong people and after acknowledging that, the results suggested that it would be a good idea for us to sort out which of us would be in charge of what parts of our life before we got married. Must have done so successfully since we have been happily married for 31 years, but there have been lots of changes in the distribution of responsibility over the years, so flexibility is another strength for both of us.

jayabee52 2012-03-04 09:17:07 -0600 Report

Yes I have had about 3 or so mental evals done in my life. I had a troubled professional life and had 2 different psych evals done at different times (years apart) with relation to those troubles. As it turned out I was suited for my profession, but was a bit slower in pace than some would like to see.

My latest eval was a bit different than the previous two as I was being evaluated for ADHD and whether or not I had it. From the things I had read of ADHD I was pretty sure I had it, but had not been formally Dx'd with it. I said something a bit impulsive to Jem (we had just been married a few weeks at the time) and she felt hurt by it. When I told her about my verbal impulsivity, she urged me to get tested so that she'd know if what I was saying about my impulsivity was true or whether I was using that to hide behind. As it turned out it was true, and Jem took my impulsive statements in stride.

I am glad the features of these discussions allow me to edit replies, as sometimes I do reply rather impulsively and once I have thought it through, or read the reply again after some time away from it, I can change it, and make it better, or completely wipe it out.

It is good you want to meet your trouble head on. Even though I have used anti depression medications, I have never liked its use for me. I was kinda like you Temi. Don't want a drug behind which to hide.

I have never done the ink-blot test, myself. My evaluations were more personality type related. I have wondered about the ink-blots. Seems to me that there is so much room for subjectivity on the part of the therapist with that. Even with the personality types, there is much room for the therapist to make subjective evaluations, as I found out.

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-04 10:04:12 -0600 Report

Well in my case the therapist is highly aware of all I am going thru right now for almost a year. Thus he is able to relate what I said and how it applies towards me. Which is good. Now I have to wait til March 20 to get the other info. Hugs