I have treatment resistant depression. My latest episode started in January. My psychiatrist tried changing meds, but things just got worse. He talked about involving the crisis team, and about CBT. Then in September he announced that the Trust had said he could only see patients under the crisis team and he would not refer me to them. He said he would ask the cmht to see me. I could not get an appointment with them till the middle of October. My depression has gotten really bad. I am self harming daily, and took another overdose yesterday. I found it difficult enough to talk to my old psychiatrist, even though we had a good relationship. I did not want to be hospitalised - I have been there 3 times in the last few years and none of the visits helped. How am I meant to be honest with someone I don't even know, who will section me if she knows the truth about how i am feeling? And what is the point when ultimately the drugs will fail just as they have in the past? (I have also had ECT in the past, which didn't help and left me with bad headaches and long term memory loss).
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