Psychiatrist Doesnt Fill Out Short Term Disability Papers?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:50 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:07 PM
So sorry to hear you're having to go through this - it's no fun trying to deal with this crap on top of the depression.
What country do you live in? That might help us give you an appropriate answer because most DF members only know the rules for the country they live in. In my country (Canada), some psychiatrists do refuse to fill out paperwork, but usually only the onerous 9-page form for provincial disability. But usually the short-term disability, they will fill out. My psychiatrist did. The psychiatrist usually gets paid for this paperwork by your employer.
I would suggest contacting your local mental-health organization for help, since they usually have advocates who help people with this kind of thing. I am in a union so my union helped me apply for short-term disability when I needed it.
I would also ask the psychiatrist directly how you're supposed to get the form filled out when the MD doesn't do it. If the psychiatrist says you're ready to go back to work, say that you're not and explain the symptoms you're still having and how they would prevent you from doing your job. The pdocs are basically taking your word for the fact you're depressed anyway. I know it's worrying but try to have some trust -- a major depression takes months to recover from. I was off work for six months and then did a graduated return.
Best wishes to you,
- William Ehrmann, from "Desiderata."
"Nothing you ever did or that was ever done to you could touch, even in the slightest, the radiant essence of who you are."
- Ekhart Tolle, from _The Power of Now_.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:56 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:58 PM
God will give you no more than you can handle. This is all a test to see if you are really ready for the good things that are going to come your way. All this pain is going to come back and make me stronger.-Clarence Clemmons 1942-2011
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:17 PM
Hi everyone, I am new on here. I am Evan. Thanks for having me : )
So I am going through just about the exact same thing as described below in Washington State and it's Friday and have to have the paperwork filled out and sent to my work by Tuesday basically. I was thinking seeing another doctor at my same family practice I visit that has a good psychiatrist reference perhaps that is willing to fill out the paperwork? I am really running out of options which as mentioned is making the stress and depression return.
Any ideas or thoughts would be much appreciated and welcome, thanks everyone.
P.S. I hope to share my coping tips I have picked up along the way as well and to pick up more while I am on here.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:17 PM
i'm sorry to hear you are going through this
my psychatrist filled out boh my fmla and my disability paperwork
i wish i had some advice on what to do
i have had a ton of problems with my short term disability claims worker not faxing the info needed to the doctor resulting in extra doctors appointments
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