The following is a collection of excerpts from a confidential summary of my latest psychological evaluation.

occupation | Artist

Patient | Joshua Ryan Britt

referred for psychological testing for mood disturbance.

| Mr. Britt presented alone.

| His mood appeared calm. Speech was tangential and motor behavior was agitated.

| He noted that he does not sleep much. He noted that his appetite was like his sleep. He denied crying spells or temper outbursts. He described himself as becoming very sensitive at times.

| He reported having been in a car accident as a child “where he went through the windshield” but denied having a concussion at the time.

| Mr. Britt presents a diverse set of nonverbal abilities, performing much better on nonverbal tasks than others. The degree of variablity is unusual for individuals his age and may be noticeable to those that know him well.

| He reported sometimes feeling paranoid.

| Mr. Britt is likely to be quite withdrawn and isolated, feeling estranged from the people around him. He is likely to be a socially isolated individual who has few interpersonal relationships that could be described as close and warm.

| He probably sees little hope that his circumstances will improve to any significant degree.

| His thought processes are likely to be marked by confusion, distractability, and difficulty concentrating, and he may experience his thoughts as somehow being blocked or disrupted.

| Mr. Britt’s verbal and nonverbal reasoning abilities are in the superior range.

| He describes a personality style that is consistent with a number of antisocial character features. His interpersonal style seems best characterized as being very uncomfortable in social situations.

| Little regard to the opinions of the society around him.

| Mr. Britt’s test revealed themes of worry. Example items include “I feel too much”; i can’t “stop working”; my nerves “are unusual”; my mind “never stops”; I am at my best when I “have energy in my head”; i “fight myself”

| A number of aspects suggest marked peculiarities in thinking and experience at a level of severity unusual even in clinical samples.

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