- Aug 12, 2008
- Southend on sea
depends on the personality disorder... lots of people with axis II problems also have an array of axis I problems (eg moderate depression and anxiety.)IAPT was never intended for use by people with personality disorders.......it is as you say a service for people with mild to moderate depression or anxiety.
Unfortunately as it is mainly GP's who do the referring and as most GP's don't know a PD from the side of a bus, everyone is being referred to IAPT, then having to be told the service is not appropriate for them...........
maybe thats just your area, here they are happy to treat PD (cluster C's at least). anyone who presents with social phob/GAD/depression they'll give the axis I a go then step you up when you faili was sent for an assessment for IAPT, it was going well until i mentioned the word 'borderline' i was bumped out the roon within 2 minutes.
they wont touch anyone one with PD because they class it as a severe disorder. as Maxi states it is used for mild to mod depression/anxiety.
yes... i just said that.we all know they will do axis 1 and what they are but they have to be mild to mod for them to be touch by the IAPT to begin with.
stepping up within primary is automatic, secondary obviously requires them to recommend referral seeing as theyre not able to actually referas for them stepping you up when you fail, they dont, they refer you back to your psych who or ever sent you to them and then they decide where you go (if they send you anywhere) it took a year for me to get the 'step up' its not automatic