Basically since being discharged from early intervention I have never really seen the one same pdoc. But I am seeing the same one I saw a few months ago this time. I know once I get discharged again and need to see a pdoc I’m not going to see the same one. And I’ll have to wait a good six months or more to see someone unless I’m very ill. Only reason they saw me this early was because I got depressed. I am so frustrated with this system. Yes, I know NHS is free and treatment is free I should be greatful but I’m just sigh frustrated with the system.
Think my pdocs given up on me. Every time we change my meds all hell breaks loss. So just get repeat scripts from my GP now. Although it doesn’t take much to refer me back to the clinic to see one again and how it’s worked in the past. So has been over a year since I’ve seen my pdoc but see my GP regularly. Whose first questions are usually relating to my mental health.
To be honest though seems I have 2 pdocs that seem to chop and change seeing me the last few years. Don’t really think much of either of them. But such is the public mental health system in Australia.
nope i just go to a gp
I see a great one every six weeks. Sometimes I can’t be assed cause it’s an hour journey to see him and it’s by train cause the parking costs oodles of cash so maybye at worse every six months!
I have a great psydoc…he’s balls to the wall brilliant and knows his ■■■■…but he’s in demand and often that is sitting for about an hour or more to see him for fifteen minutes!
ONce, Years ago, IN the United States I had a psydoc and we’d have hour sessions…my Australian doctor laughs his ass off…wtf do you do with a patient for an hour? Like seriously!
A good psydoc will engage you in conversation and see how your doing by your answers! It’s pretty easy to spot a psychotic…It’s pretty easy to spot a depressive by your answers…a good psydoc knows the patterns…
Seriously! I’ve tried the gp route and that isn’t fun for me. I’m lucky to have stumbled into a good psydoc but you don’t let that go…most gp’s are horribly out of the loop when it comes to craziness!
Six weeks doc! See you then!
Fifteen minutes is a huge amount of time in our worlds if your in a good relationship with your psydoc!
HI Paul…how you doing…( I’m a good patient )…get that ■■■■ out of the way and lets talk cricket!
A friend in the struggle,
Right now I’m seeing my pdoc every 6 weeks because things are going well. When they weren’t or when meds were being adjusted I saw him every 2 weeks. I’ve been seeing him for the past 2 years and he’s with the county mental health dept not private so that may be why I see him so frequently.
The doc I have now… I’ve had off and on for a long time. He’d say something I didn’t want to hear and I’d work to find a different doc… and my family really liked the doc I’ve been with all this time… so then eventually I’d ask to go back to him.
Plus with having known me for so long, he’s seen how bad off I was and how far I’ve come.
He’s been my steady doc for a while now. When I’m doing well I see him about once every month or so. When I’m not doing well I can call for an emergency appointment.
I see a state pdoc at least every six weeks to three months, depending on my condition. I usually see the main pdoc at my local hospital, but sometimes if he’s busy he gives my folder over to another pdoc helping him with his patients.
I see my pdoc once every 4 weeks, the visits are pretty quick. He asks some questions, writes me a prescription, and sends me on my way. Of course, if I’m having trouble I can talk to him about it and we’ll discuss what to do, but if I’m doing good I’m in and out in under 10 minutes. I like him, though.
I used to see my pdoc every 2 weeks, but she said that she would prefer to see me every month - so now its once every 4 weeks or so. She said that I should take this as progress on my part. She knows her stuff - very intelligent and professional - I got lucky this time around
You’re either in Australia or UK?
yes. i’ve been seeing my current one for several years and right now i see him every two to three weeks. it’s been more frequent (weekly) and also been less frequent in the past. i don’t usually go much more than a month without seeing him though. i think that’s due, in part, to being on injections. he has hospital privileges so can monitor my care inpatient and outpatient, for the most part–not in the ER, but otherwise.
Not sure if I’ll keep mine, just got assigned him/her yesterday. I don’t meet them until february.
From Jan 2013 I was supposed to have seen a nurse practitioner every 6 months and only to see a pdoc in the case of an emergency. It hasn’t panned out that way due to the NP having several extended periods of sick leave and 21 months on I am yet to see her for an appointment.
I have seen the same consultant roughly every 6 months instead.
I am in Canada .
as little a I possibly can
hes a scarey man
That’s bad news. My son’s still with the EIT. I don’t want him to be abandoned after year 3. What about your nurse practitioner? Aren’t you supposed to have one of those?
My pdoc see me every 2, or 3 months, on my last visit i told him that he doesnt have any knowledge in psychatry because he diagnosed me wrongly and treated me with high doze of med that i never need it that much. He remains quiet, he knows that i dont have SZA its a rare type of mentall illness that i believe i can be complitly cured, i just need more time untill my neurotransmitters are balanced and need more money for hollistic doctors and lab tests.
It was my first episode and I haven’t had one since so they discharged me. I don’t have psychosis but I could do with the help.
I used to see a GP for the most part. I used his services until I found a good pdoc. I have quit going to the GP, and see a proper pdoc every 4 weeks. I also have a neurologist I see every 3 months to keep on top of my seizures.
I see my Pdoc every 2 months. I really like her…she seems to be knowledgeable. I use to see her more often when things werent going so well but now things are better every 2 months is fine.