How to document emotional distress.

If a person is being subjected to intentional infliction of emotional distress and wants to document the existence of the distress, is this usually done through a doctor, psychologist, or through whom?

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Sean Michael Patrick

Sean Michael Patrick

Personal Injury Lawyer - Sacramento, CA
Answered

The answer is Yes. Any professional who is qualified to evaluate and treat associated disorders. Be specific as to your complaints so it is well documented.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez

Manuel Alzamora Juarez

Personal Injury Lawyer - Berkeley, CA
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I pschologist or psychiatrist would be the appropriate professionals to documents your stress. Be prepared to pay for a test and fees. Best of luck.

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Christian K. Lassen II

Christian K. Lassen II

Personal Injury Lawyer - Philadelphia, PA
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You are correct.

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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Personal Injury Lawyer - Bellmore, NY
Answered

Medical doctor and/or psychologist and/or psychiatrist.

If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore,... more
Andrew Daniel Myers

Andrew Daniel Myers

Personal Injury Lawyer - North Andover, MA
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Saying that a person is subjected to emotional distress may or may not actually be based upon facts that support a legal emotional distress claim. Here's why:

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Paul J Molinaro

Paul J Molinaro

Personal Injury Lawyer - Corona, CA
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Emotional distress may be proven by testimony and/or documentation made by a psychiatrist (a physician, M.D. or D.O.) or clinical psychologist (PhD trained in clinical psychology). As these types of treaters often require more than one visit, a person with true emotional distress should expect to be seen more than once. In some cases, multiple visits over the course of weeks or months is required to adequately treat (and document the severity of the distress).

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