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Re: Meds to improve task initiation

Posted by NKP on April 8, 2022, at 4:21:14

In reply to Re: Meds to improve task initiation NKP, posted by Roslynn on April 2, 2022, at 14:35:17

So I had my session with the occupational therapist. I was there for over five hours. It consisted of the following:

(***) an intake interview - almost two hours - during which a detailed history was taken, and questions were asked about my present difficulties;

(***) various cognitive tasks, e.g.:

(-) planning a route on a map of a zoo according to specific restrictions, like you have to visit the lions and the bears, may only take one camel ride, etc.;
(-) repeating increasingly long sequences of letters;
(-) crossing out certain digits from a long list of digits and letters;

(***) a CBS (Cambridge Brain Sciences) test. This was done on a computer and I found it quite tricky. It consisted of cognitive tasks like finding the pattern that does not belong, recalling the position of items on a grid, and so on. It is assessed automatically by CBS who send their report to the occupational therapist. By then I was also pretty tired;

(***) Lots of questionnaires relating to depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.

She also asked permission to phone any of (i) my wife, (ii) a colleague, and (iii) a friend, to ask some questions and check certain things. I have permission that she phone my wife or a friend, but not a colleague.

They'll now write a report which they'll send to my psychiatrist.

I was hoping that they would help me, but it seems that, for now, their job was merely to assess me.

I found the experience quite exhausting as it required near constant concentration for about five hours. She warned me that I would probably also be tired the next day, which, indeed, I was.




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