Posted by Meltingpot on November 12, 2009, at 15:55:29
In reply to Re: At what point should they give up trying??? » meltingpot, posted by delna on November 12, 2009, at 2:58:26
Yes I agree with you about psychiatrists. Although there are some good ones and I've had one who really did seem to care.
I think a lot of the NHS psychiatrists are just so negative themselves and the last thing you need when you are feeling depressed and negatve is somebody who doesn't offer you any hope or encouragement.
The first psychiatrist I saw back in 2001 was a private psychiatrist and his attitude was brilliant, he was passionate about what he did, he actually listened to me and believed what I was telling him and he seemed to see me as a challenge. He really was what I needed at the time although he didn't get me better :-) I'm not sure how he would view me now though 8 years down the line and after trying so many different medications.
I will carry on trying to be mindfulness but it just makes me more aware of how life is passing me by and I'm not really experiencing it as I feel I should be.
I managed to get an NHS psychiatrist to provide me with a medical report and I have to say I did find it disheartening reading the report. It really did bring home to me how long I'd been trying so many different drugs and treatments. It's even got on the report that I've tried MAOIs, rTMS, magnesium injections. From an observers point of view I must seem totally obsessed and it must seem like it's ruling my life (well it is)
Nevermind I won't carry on whinging anymore just wanted to vent my frustrations and ask the question.
Thanks for the support.