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Re: Having Mental Illness in Canada Prefect

Posted by beckett2 on November 7, 2019, at 19:42:09

In reply to Having Mental Illness in Canada, posted by Prefect on October 28, 2019, at 17:09:29

> Canada is a wonderful country. Except when it comes to getting help for mental health. The idea of a steady psychiatrist who sees you a couple of times a month and counsels you on top of prescribing meds (like on Sopranos) is non-existent here.
>
> It takes months to get to see a psychiatrist, post-referral. And when you do, it's usually one-time consults to review your meds and make suggestions. Family doctors, out of desperation, do most of the prescribing of psychopharmacology here due to this.
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> I'm having a lot of difficulty finding a steady psychiatrist. Today I had an appointment with a social worker who was reviewing me for CBT counselling sessions at CAMH (Toronto's biggest psych hospital). He told me due to the severity of my condition, I didn't qualify, as the program was more suited for milder cases.
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> I'm so frustrated.
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> I was wondering if people from Canada on this board had any suggestions? And do people on here from other countries experience the same thing?

Lyrica has been terrific for GAD. That's how my BPll can manifest. I started at a high dose when I was really ill and came off of Xanax. Over time I've reduced my dose. Because it's formulary (I think that's the word), the price is stupidly high. Which is a shame because it's different than gabapentin. Gabapentin makes me dull and tired in addition to anxious.

Oddly enough, a little adderall helps tons. I have ADD but this didn't bother me too much until the BPll.

trintellix 20mg
lamotrigine 200mg
lyrica 100mg
adderall 10-15mgs

one cup coffee per day :)

Best wishes from the US.


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