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Is psychiatric care optional?

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chickenchops Mon 10-Oct-11 11:59:24

Just a quick question really... I am dealing with PND and PTSD from the birth of baby DS. I asked my GP if i could have some sort of talking therapy and was referred to a psychiatrist and a mental health nurse. They are both very kind and speaking to them has been/is tremendously helpful towards my recovery.
I just sometimes wonder if I decided that I'm ok now could I just say thank you very much and walk away? Or does it not work like that with mental health? Do you know what I mean?
I am not planning too, but would feel happier knowing that the ball is my court so to speak.
Hope this makes sense

fedupandtired Mon 10-Oct-11 12:30:11

Of course you don't have to see them if you don't want to.

madmouse Mon 10-Oct-11 13:15:49

Yes, you can walk away when you feel well again. The only time when it's not optional is when you've been sectioned for being a danger to yourself or others.

notnowbernard Mon 10-Oct-11 13:16:47

No, you don't have to see them if you don't want to

chickenchops Mon 10-Oct-11 17:24:50

Thanks ladies!


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