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Referred to CMHT.

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WanderingTrolley1 Tue 16-Dec-14 16:40:24

I'm depressed and started Sertraline last week.

My GP referred me to the MH team and I have an appointment tomorrow with a doctor.

What am I to expect in the appointment?

TIA.

CaulkheadUpNorth Tue 16-Dec-14 17:58:58

When I saw mine they asked what has been happening, how I'm feeling, what support I have etc. They can change medication and refer you for talking therapy.

Where I am, it's really rare to see them for depression, so the first time I was told they couldn't help me. Nine months later I have a BPD diagnosis and so see a psychiatrist as part of the cmht.

CaulkheadUpNorth Tue 16-Dec-14 17:59:42

To get an appt a week after starting ADs is incredible. I would like to live where you do please.

WanderingTrolley1 Tue 16-Dec-14 19:13:37

Thanks, Caulk.

I saw my GP initially about my depression mid Oct. It was then shereferred me (and put me on Citalopram, which I stopped as it wasn't having any effect).

Where are you?

Hope tomorrow isn't a waste of time.

CaulkheadUpNorth Tue 16-Dec-14 19:14:38

Birmingham. grin

WanderingTrolley1 Tue 16-Dec-14 19:15:51

Oh. I'm in Birmingham, too.

Doesn't bode well...

CaulkheadUpNorth Tue 16-Dec-14 19:16:59

Haha. That's hilarious. The one I go to is near a supermarket and a cinema.

JamForTea Tue 16-Dec-14 19:18:49

You won't necessarily be taken on by the CMHT, they might refer you in to talking therapies or other third sector services if you're not 'suitable' for Care Coordination with CMHT. That's how it works where I am anyway.

WanderingTrolley1 Tue 16-Dec-14 19:54:17

I'm really nervous, for some reason.

GP said she was thinking of me going to a mother and baby unit. I have no idea if that'd be as an out or in patient.

Caulk, how are your visits going?

CaulkheadUpNorth Tue 16-Dec-14 20:00:41

When I went first for depression nothing happened. I saw a cpn who said due to seeing a therapist privately and being on ADs they couldn't help me.

I took and OD in October and since then have been seeing a psychiatrist there. He has changed the medication I'm on and can be helpful.

SilverStars Wed 17-Dec-14 17:50:42

Hi the peri natal team work with people until their youngest child is a certain age. As in patient where I am they only have people with babies under 9 months - after that if need inpatient it is adult wards. But think see people until baby is bit older as outpatient - 12-18 months from memory. Hope it was a useful apt doe you.

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 18-Dec-14 08:47:22

It wasn't so bad in the end. The Dr was very easy to talk to.

He's referred me for talking therapy and to the mother and baby unit. My youngest is 10 months.

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