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So I have contacted 2 Psychologists to be retested. They mention on their website hypnosis. That is not necessary for testing is it? I am dead against hypnosis.
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Can you share withme what osdd is?
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Other Specified Dissociative Disorder
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I'm not sure if hypnosis is necessary, Dnester. If you do not want hypnosis, I'd suggest to talk to your doctor about this and see how it goes from there. Hopefully he/she will be able to help you. Ask them if you can avoid hypnosis since you're against it. I'm so sorry, I know it's hard. Please don't give up. I hope you'll be able to get the help you need and deserve. You're a wonderful person and you deserve it. Remember that we're here for you if you need it. Feel free to PM me anytime. Let me know if I can do something to help you. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this
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Hypnosis is not part of any formal psychiatric or medical testing for anything.
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So I have contacted 2 Psychologists to be retested. They mention on their website hypnosis. That is not necessary for testing is it? I am dead against hypnosis.
diagnostic testing for dissociative disorders is the same as any other testing. you will be meeting with the psychologist to just talk with them about your problems. then you will have some tests like you took in school, and tests where you answer the questions.

no hypnosis is not part of diagnostic testing. when you see that on treatment providers websites its just one of the many services they offer... example some offer DBT, CBT and some are certified for hypnosis and some are qualified to offer non traditional holistic therapies.

for the testing just tell the truth and dont try to second guess or exaggerate or try to manipulate the tests. if you do the psychologist will know, the testing process for mental disorders has validity scores, and scores that rate your responses including things like whether you hesitate to answer, fidget, appear to be one way but your answers are conflicting with what your body language, tone of voice.

for DID and other dissociative disorders they will be looking for things that are ......not ......found online.

they wont be looking at whether you switched into an alter in front of them, anyone can pretend to be an alter given access to youtube videos.

they will be looking at other accompanying symptoms that are not posted about on the internet, that only those who have the disorder actually go through, stuff that cant be learned through books, movies, video clips and researching the internet.

for example the testing psychologist will be looking for things like ...
"consistency / continuity" (dissociative disorders actually have consistency and continuity)
"sense of agency"
"testing scales" some have 5 some have 20 different scales built into the testing process.

the testing psychologist since you have already in the past been diagnosed with a dissociative disorder that no longer exists they will be looking at the diagnostics, symptoms and disorders that you wont have access to. the ones where the diagnosis's are not found online, in books or movies or in youtube video clips. things like 12 letter disorders starting with abc or xyz (purposely not posting the disorders since you do have a problem with hypochondria. after the psychologist diagnoses you with the mental disorders they will be explaining to you what the actual disorders names are and why you were diagnosed as that mental disorder you cant find in the DSM, ICD or on the internet or in youtube videos with out knowing the name of the disorder before being diagnosed with it)

my point is the psychologist will know whether you are trying to manipulate or be a disorder that you may be researching. so the best thing to do is be your self and take the testing honestly.

lets put it this way I know someone who asked questions on the internet and tried to get others to tell them things and those things were not on the tests and they got diagnosed with fictitious disorder imposed on self. then they had to retake the test and the second time around they did the test honestly and got the correct diagnosis.

You have been having such a hard time with trying to figure things out that I dont want this to happen to you.
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Someone told me I had to see a medical doctor as well? Is this true? I already had a MRI 6 months ago that was normal. Also how long does this test take? Am I going to be in there for hours or is it something I have to do over a months time? I want to be retested but my old psychologist wont. So I will be going to someone for that while seeing my therapist. Then when my therapist leaves for vaca I will be going back to old Psychologist. She got doctor of the year in 2017. Or maybe I will start fresh with a new Psychologist until my therapist gets back. So I am trying to figure out time frames so my insurance will cover everybody.
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Someone told me I had to see a medical doctor as well? Is this true? I already had a MRI 6 months ago that was normal. Also how long does this test take? Am I going to be in there for hours or is it something I have to do over a months time? I want to be retested but my old psychologist wont. So I will be going to someone for that while seeing my therapist. Then when my therapist leaves for vaca I will be going back to old Psychologist. She got doctor of the year in 2017. Or maybe I will start fresh with a new Psychologist until my therapist gets back. So I am trying to figure out time frames so my insurance will cover everybody.
how long the testing process is depends upon how honest you are, how long it takes you to answer the oral and written questions, how scheduling for the test appointments work out. what the psychologists schedule is, which of the many tests they decide to give you given what your past diagnosis are, cultural background is, and many other factors.

then after you do the testing process it takes time for the psychologist to send out the tests to get scored at special computer scoring companies that treatment providers use, what that scoring companies back log is, .....

my point is it takes how ever long it takes. this isnt something you can go in and do a test in an hour and get a diagnosis right away. it can take a very long time.

will you have medical tests, that depends upon what your own answers are. there are some physical health problems that share the same problems as many mental disorders. in order to diagnose these medical tests have to be done to rule out the problem being medical.

most people sign release of information forms so that the psychologist/ psychiatrist can get copies of the medical files which saves time and having to do medical tests.
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I wouldn’t do hypnosis unless you like taking a nap. I put myself to sleep every time.
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Only the person testing you can tell you how long the tests they will do will take. We have no way of knowing which diagnostic tests and interview process they are going to use or how long they intend to take to administer them.
My personal diagnostic interview with the psychiatrist took 2 hours. But who knows if your will be similar or not.
It took me about three weeks to get the formal results. But yours will likely be completely different.
The only person who can answer these questions is the person who will be testing you.

Who is the "someone" who told you you will have to see a medical doctor as well? If it was random person online what the heck do they know about what your therapists etc want to do? Nothing! If it was your therapist or psychiatrist who told you you will need to see a medical professional as well then ask them who and when they want you to do that.
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