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What does this symbol mean in evaluation?

Posted In: Mental conditions 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 28, 2006
  • 08:35 PM

I recently had to go for a psychiatric evaluation and everything was fine. I'm looking at the report the psychiatrist wrote up and for the category of depression he has checked off 'past" (because I had mild depression in the past) and then where it says "current" he's got a circle with a negative sign (or dash - which ever you want to call it). What does that mean? I'm guessing it means no problems but just looking for some clarity. Thanks!

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  • What are you doing looking at your charts anyway? That's just weird.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 06:27 AM
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  • Everybody has the right to see their charts.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 07:26 AM
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  • :D O with a / through it means zero. Hope this helps
    hairy45 11 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 08:16 AM
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  • Everybody has the right to see their charts.Really? My doctor didn't want me to look at my charts...hmmm
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 02:58 AM
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  • I'm a nurse. We use that sign to mean "negative" in other words, you're not currently depressed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
    • 07:48 PM
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  • Really? My doctor didn't want me to look at my charts...hmmmFind a different doctor... every patient has the right to review and submit comments to their own chart. The medical information in the chart belongs to you if it is about you. The practitioner simply borrows it to provide care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 03:45 PM
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  • yes i agree that everyone should see their charts.but thse symbols have a life of their own and though amusing,are not always in the patients best interests.i came across one a few years ago ,a set of initials."n.f.n."whats this?i asked.oh,"normal for norfolk".(in other words ,mentally sub normal,slow witted,dull,etc)norfolk is an area of england of highly stable population and agricultural employment,not noted for its thinkers .i dont know what the american equivalent would be.if more people insisted on seeing these things it would stop.i cant help being amused though.
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