Psych Behavioral Assessment??

on 1/23/17 1:56 pm
RNY on 06/22/17

When I was scheduling my Psych appointment I was told I would be with the Psychiatrist for 45 minutes and then take a test for another 45 min.  A "TEST", what is that all about?  Is it a pass/fail type of test?  Has anyone not passed it and had it keep them from being able to get RNY?  Just a little nervous now... I don't test well.

5' 3" Roux En Y- 6/22/17 HW 625 SW 471.2 CW 425
Dr Eagon Washington Univ Bariatric Center St Louis, MO
M1= 37 M2= 9 M3= M4= M5= M6= M7= M8= M9= M10= M11= M12=

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One Bad Beach
on 1/23/17 1:58 pm
RNY on 11/28/16

You just have to answer a lot of questions about yourself.  I didn't think much about it when I did mine.  It was just answering questions about myself.

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." --Carol Burnett

RNY 11/28/2016

HW 285 - SW 244

on 1/23/17 2:09 pm
RNY on 05/16/16

I filled out a 5 page list of questions about my history. It didn't really take 45 minutes but my appointment was for 90 minutes. She told me that the things they look for are like depression, anxiety, untreated eating disorders like binging. I did have certain signs of depression, but after speaking with her about my situation and reasons for feeling sad at times, she was certain that I was a good RNY candidate. 

Relax, it's not judgement, it's an assessment. :-)

49/F 4' 11" Highest Wt. 183.8--Surgery Wt. 173.0--Current Wt. 115.2--Goal Wt. 115.0

(deactivated member)
on 1/23/17 3:17 pm, edited 1/23/17 7:17 am
RNY on 10/26/16 with

Pain in the butt questionnaire, but it's livable.  I had to do mine before I came to the appointment.  

on 1/23/17 3:29 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

A lot of us had to take the MMPI, but that takes longer than 45 minutes.

Answer honestly, and it will work out for you. Try to hide anything, you'll get held up.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

(deactivated member)
on 1/23/17 3:53 pm
RNY on 11/21/16

At my doctor office, we didn't have any test or questionnaire. I did ask my Psych what they were looking when I was through and cleared and she said mainly signs that you weren't ready or able -  like severe eating/emotional/personal issues or stressful situations in your life that wouldn't support surgery, recovery or success.

Good luck!

on 1/23/17 5:24 pm
RNY on 09/29/16

Mine took about 35 minutes. The psychiatrist is looking for addictive behavior, anger issues, untreated depression and support system. They are just making sure you have a grasp on what is needed to make this life change successful long term. I was worried but turned fine.

Surgery 9/29/16 RNY.

HW 211  SW 188  CW 125 GW 135

on 1/23/17 5:36 pm

i had to take a 350 question test, have it sent out for grading, then had to meet with psyc.

most of the questions want to find out what is your true mental state, would you hurt yourself or someone else.

I'm sure you will be fine. they also want to find out your attitude about food (its not the end of the world to get help for eating issues). After all we all have come to this surgery due to some issues with food.

HW 295 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 CW 160 GW 150 LW: 118.8 RNY 12/15/2015, GB removal 09/2016, Twisted bowel/hernia repair 08/2017

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

on 1/23/17 6:40 pm - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

I passed the pass/fail test which involved nothing more than questions about past weight loss methods, family history, and what kind of positive support system there would be in place at home after surgery.  I was repeatedly asked if I had past or current suicidal tendencies (self-harm responses might have been a failing grade).  No doubt, evaluation methods vary from office to office.  Good Luck.

White Dove
on 1/23/17 7:09 pm

The one I took has true/false questions like:


1.I like mechanics magazines
2.I have a good appetite
3.I wake up fresh & rested most mornings
4.I think I would like the work of a librarian
5.I am easily awakened by noise
6.I like to read newspaper articles on crime
7.My hands and feet are usually warm enough
8.My daily life is full of things that keep me interested
9.I am about as able to work as I ever was
10.There seems to be a lump in my throat much of the time
11.A person should try to understand his dreams and be guided by or take warning from them
12.I enjoy detective or mystery stories
13.I work under a great deal of tension
14.I have diarrhea once a month or more
15.Once in a while I think of things too bad to talk about
16.I am sure I get a raw deal from life
17.My father was a good man

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