Originally Posted by xxxzoexxx
I went to see my phyc a few days ago and he raised my celexa from 40mg to 60mg. I was a bit shocked, i don't really know what to think. I guess if they are professionals they know what they're doing, but sometimes i think they just do it to keep patients away. I dunno. I like my phyc though, i didn't used to, but now he seems like he does care. I don't have a therapist (the waiting list on the NHS is 1 year or so) So he basically just asks how i am doing when i see him every month, and monitors my meds. I told him i was feeling less depressed, but still getting disturbing intrusive thoughts so that's why he raised my meds. Do you think raising my meds will help with that? Has anyone had a similar experience with a phycarist?
This is just wrong, IMO: I don't have a therapist (the waitng list on the NHS is 1 year or so) So he basically just asks how i am doing when i see him every month, and monitors my meds.
It seems to me that a combination of the medicine AND a therapist is what helps a person through depression.
Just giving you more meds isn't the whole of the matter; it's part of it. You still need to sort through your feelings, be able to talk to someone and get a different perspective on the situation, make goals for yourself (taking things step-by-step to meet the goal).
Is there any other way you can arrange to see a therapist other than this terribly long waiting list?