When I walked into the building it had a smell - when I walked into the office it had a smell - like old and like old - nothing fancy, something from the 50's. I was given a four page form to fill out ( surprise ) - asking me what emotional problems or depression I was experiencing, age, weight, employer yadayadayada. I went outside and sat on a bench to fill out form but didn't get far. The doctor called me in and proceeded to go over the four page form. Midway he started his little tests. 1. I was shown pictures and asked to state what did not fit in the picture 2. He stated different lengths of numbers and I had to repeat them 3. He told me a story and then I had to tell him what I remembered about it 4. He pointed to boxes making a pattern and I had to repeat his pattern 5. I had to copy symbols shown under numbers - I then had to do it again while being timed to see how much I could do 6. I had to copy drawings of different angled boxes 7. He would take two words and I would have to tell him how they were related 8. He asked current and past history questions 9. I had to pick out the missing piece to angled puzzles. There was no discussion into my symptoms and/or the effect they have on my functional life or well-being. I thought I was in grade school. I was there 45 minutes. When he put me in another room to complete some drawings at the end, he brought in his next patient and you could hear the same idiot process happening again. I checked his name and validated his license and he is current with no issues. What a waste of time. I am sure I am heading for my first denial and will begin now to prepare for my appeal most likely with representation. When I talked to SSDI case worker for a status update last week, I was told that there was really not enough info to give a disability allowance but that the mental exam may have enough weight to support that allowance - fat chance. I feel comfortable with what my rheumy provided for them. I will just have to go through the hoops.