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Unhappy Finally got the courage.. - March 3rd 2010, 10:39 AM

I posted a thread recently about how I was scared to go to the doctor's to discuss my mental health because I was worried about the worst case scenario.

It took me weeks to finally make an appointment. And even then, I was lying in bed half an hour before, so tempted to ring and cancel. But I got dressed and went. I felt sick walking into the surgery.

I went in and I started to tell her how I feel. Then she started rambling on and she handed me a pathetic depression questionnaire. I don't need a questionnaire to know I have depression, I've had it for 10 years ffs. This is about so much more than that.

But I filled it in and then she talked non stop for about 5 minutes, not letting me get a word in edgeways about how I need to set goals and work towards them and I need to 'go through the motions'. In the end I felt so suffocated by her that I felt too emotional and nervous to actually speak out and say what she was saying was irrelevant to me. She prescribed me a short course of anti depressants, with a review in 2 weeks time. She told me it was because she was rushed for time so she would see me again another day. Nice one.

So now I'm suddenly taking medication with no real understanding of why I feel the way I do.

Doctors are crap.
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Re: Finally got the courage.. - March 3rd 2010, 11:43 AM

sometimes in the modern world, too many people means that there was always one issue in anything : a lack of time.

But however, i think that this doctor isnt in the least doing her job properly... what she's doing is a huge responsibility. It concerns people's feelings.. as far as i know, depression and other negative feelings which affect the soul aren't in any way easy to treat. So hence.. a lot of doctors prescribe anti-depressants as maybe temporary solutions to a problem.

i think you need to talk to someone in order to let your problems out ( you can always try telling us too ) You definitely, most need to face whatever caused that negative emotion.

And dont worry about whatever the doctor is going to say: whatever happens, you must have the will to overcome every negative event or feelings that you're currently facing. The best person for you to speak to, again, is someone who is willing to listen and give solutions and emotional support to you. . That is what is most important right now ..

that said, i know that you can stay strong through it all. Remember that we're always around to talk to !

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