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The ball has stopped rolling. What can I do to be taken seriously?!??

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I had my phone assessment with MHS today and its been a complete and utter joke.

I told her I was in a very very gd mood. I told her that in the past when I have been in a very gd mood I cause problems for myself-spending too much, relationships, walking out on jobs etc.

I told her I need no more than 3 hrs sleep a night and I have bundles of energy and I am getting more as time goes on. I told her I am going to fast to be able to keep up with myself.

She then told me they offer low levels and high levels of sessions and she think I would be suited to low levels as I seem to have anxiety!!! I can expect an appt to come through in 2 months! I asked what I can do in the meantime because I can't keep up with myself and I can feel myself getting faster! She told me to get a job to channel my energy into!!!!!!! I told her I would walk out. She ignored me and told me to get a job again!! I told her I have a 3yr old and can't work full time. She told me to get a job again!!

What can I do now? What can I do to be taken seriously?
 
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that,s just typical off the chmt they can be such a joke at times i,d complain sounds like her attitude was shocking i think the problem is that energy got 2 go somewhere then it might burn it,s self out eventully but it,s getting 2 that stage that,s the worry for u i,d go bk 2 my gp and try pressure them so u can c some 1 sooner
 
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Half of the problem was that she went through a depression quesstionaire when I was on the phone! All I was allowed to say was yes and no! I tried telling her I wasn't depressed but I was when I went to the drs. She said I had to base my answers on the last 2 weeks but this has been when I've been really happy so Im sure she was wondering what an earth I was doing wanting an aapt when I was happy! I feel like a confused fraud now!
 
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Most people have to wait a few months to be seen by a consultant psychiatrist depending on where you live in the country it just seems to be the way it is (unfair I know).

You will get things moving much quicker if you see a psychiatrist privatley (which is what I did out of desperation). When you do get to see a psychiatrist let them diagnose you as opposed to you telling them what you think is wrong with you; as that gets their back up;)

In the meantime see your GP and ask if he can give you some sleeping tablets temporarily just to get some relief.

Good luck.
 
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What sort of price are you looking at to go private?
 
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It's around £150 for a full assessment and after that £75 per half hour though it will vary slightly.It's well worth it in my opinion as it meant I got taken on by the loca NHSl MH team much quicker once I had a diagnosis.

You cant put a price on your health; its to important
 
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I know it could vary tremendously but how many appointments did you have to get a diagnosis? Did you have any probs moving back to the nhs after?
 
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I know it could vary tremendously but how many appointments did you have to get a diagnosis? Did you have any probs moving back to the nhs after?
I had 3 appointments with a couple of months inbetween as the psychiatrist wanted me to do a life chart and keep a diary of my moods etc and no good psychiatrist will diagnose you straight away they need to see you over time.

Often private psychiatrists will see you at a cheaper rate if you are on any benefits etc. In total it cost me under £300.

I had no problem switching to NHS as the psychiatrist I saw was a top specialist in mood disorders therefore my local mental health team took his diagnosis seriously.

I hope you get things sorted it is horrid waiting around.

Have ypu tried contacting your local crisis team or even turning up at a&e as often this is a way to be seen quicker?
 
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Hey everyone!

Im having same problem, no one seems to take my condition seriously!

The psychiatrists keep telling me that something causes my depression,

but nothing does!

Antidepresssants dont work! i feel i am going crazy but no ones listening!

Ive also been private no joy!

Has anyone seen a neuropsychiatrist?

Pleased Help I dont know where to turn!:confused:
 

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