Re: First doctors visit
ICF, how about getting on the list for therapy anyway. Your name will come up and you might get to see a therapist more often. I know of 2 people here who get NHS therapy and they both go weekly plus get extra appts when needed. You might talk to your parents and they might think that paying for therapy is a good idea. You can always talk about your issues here too because IMO self-understanding is how you get better anyway. I remember talking with you before and some issues did come up if I remember correctly. Just my opinion here, but to me it sounds like you just have things to sort out in your head so that you can function better. The conservative view on meds is that they are for when you just can't cope anymore (can't sleep, eat, carry on normally). There is a lot of info out there on teenagers and anti-depressants and they do seem to have more side-effects for this age group. Are you going to talk with your parents?
Last edited by Sannah; 08-31-2007 at 05:57 AM.