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Re: Psychiatrist or not? jono_in_adelaide

Posted by floatingbridge on June 29, 2011, at 19:01:57

In reply to Psychiatrist or not?, posted by jono_in_adelaide on June 29, 2011, at 1:26:28

Jono, the advantages of having a psychiatrist, even an appointment in hand for three months time, is something to consider, sort of prophylactically, and as a steadying point. You can always cancel prior to going if you feel fine. This would avoid even having to to think about it, esp if your involved in a new job and place.

Here the pdocs of my healthcare provider are booked until well, mid-August. And I need to travel about an hour in o.k. traffic.

I think an anxiety disorder should be treated as any other disorder. Why not retain a specialist? You can have your gp still manage unless you decide you want a pdoc's input.

Best wishes,


> I suffer from anxiety, panic disorder and depression...... reasonably well controlled on
> Sertraline 100mg om
> Reboxetine 4mg bid
> Alprazolam 1mg bid - tid
> Risperidone 1mg nocte
> I have recently moved to a new (much smaller) town to get my life back on track (its a bit of a boom town, so easier to get back into professional work here...... my career fell apart when I went crzy)
> It seems however, that medical specialists of all sorts, including psychiatrists, are in very short supply here, and my GP has more or less asid that they have their hands full dealing with psychotic patients, and thet most neurotic spectrum disorders need to be managed by a GP, with review by a psychiatrist perhaps if anything changes.
> Given that my psychiatrists appointments were once every 3 months, and consisted of him askinhhow I was, me saying not bad, him asking if anything in particular was worrying mer, him saying no, then him writing a prescription, should I be worried about letting a GP manage my case?

* and whoever gazes at the stars will never again be quite alone...

c-ptsd & attendant health concerns




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