Hi all, a little help will be greatly appreciated,
My daughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia about a year ago, even though she has had visual and auditory hallucinations for many years. She was diagnosed with major depression with psychotic features about 20 years ago and was hospitalized twice at the ago of 12 and 13. She was diagnosed a few years ago as bipolar and the meds she was given really messed things up. Thank God she found a good psychiatrist about a year ago who knew what he was doing. The doctor ran MRI’s on her brain and even consulted with 2 other psychiatrists and they all concurred that she has schizophrenia. She sees a therapist once a week through doctors on demand and her doctor once a month.
We have been fighting for disability for her for the past year. She was denied the first time, it was appealed and I got a call from SSI stating that they might request an evaluation by a different doctor and that I was responsible for taking her to the evaluation. I agreed to do so.
This my question to anyone who has had their loved one evaluated by SSI. My daughter has 3 doctors agreeing she has schizophrenia, is seeing a therapist and is on injections for her meds. So why is SSI insisting she be seen by a doctor that they have chosen? Has anyone been through this? It seems like she has been waiting a very long time for disability on a condition that is very obvious. This is so frustrating, I hope she gets her disability soon.
God Bless and thanks for all the support, I so appreciate it.