Friday, 15 March 2013

I Didn't Call.

I didn't want to call while the kids were around and I had them until 17.30 so my CPN would have gone as I think she only works school hours.

So I am not sure what to do really. There is an out of hours team but I am not sure if they would be able to help. I think they will probably just say wait until your CPN comes back on Tuesday, I think she is only part time.

So I am not sure what to do. Any advice?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi

Sorry you didn't get to call your CPN. I guess the question is whether you think it can wait until Tuesday or whether you need something or someone sooner. If you need help sooner then call the out of hours and see what they say. You could call the CMHT on Monday and speak to the duty person or even your psychologist then?

With regards your other post you had asked what to answer your psychs question re what you want from your appointments with him. I guess the answer does need to come from within yourself.. Do you want to learn skills to cope and get better? Do you want to talk about your past or things which are bothering you - does that help? You said in one post that you look forward to seeing him... Do you know why you look forward to seeing him? Maybe you could start with thinking about what you look forward to and why and then see if you can verbalise it so that your psychologist can know how or why the sessions with him are helping.... If they are helping that is.

Good luck
X

Anonymous said...

Hi gp
What are they treating you for atm if your illness isnt psychotic ? Dont really know the best advice togive cos not really sure what you are dealling with
Xx

Golden Psych said...

Depression, mood disorder and PD traits. I see a psychologist for therapy, a CPN and have a psychiatrist and OT worker. On Depakote, Quetiapine and lofepramine.

Anonymous said...

Mood disorder could be bipolar tho couldnt it in which case it wouldnt be unreasonable to think it could be psychotic hallucinations you are already on antipsychotic meds which is prob why they havent offered a diff one yet im on seroquel too and its stopped everything except the voices

Golden Psych said...

Been told it's not bipolar but probably something called cyclothymia. Being treated with a mood stabiliser though and it has stopped me going high, not the lows though.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Are you being told you have Borderline Personality Disorder,by any chance? It sounds like you and your psychologist aren't clicking. I had an incident in which I left visits with a psychologist feeling much worse,much worse... than before the session. I had worked with him for about 9 yrs. I finally,finally got to the point where I decided I had to save myself from this and did about 2 days later. It helped. I no longer felt like a walking DSM.







Golden Psych said...

Yeah, kind of, traits of BPD. The fact that I self harm, feel suicidal and have problems with trust in relationships and wont let anyone close to me.

Golden Psych said...

Not sure about the not clicking with him. I think we have quite a good relationship. He is the first person I have ever been able to be as open as I have been with.