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SisterServant

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lizawood
I give up on this website . No one has even talked to me. it must be some type of scam
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pjcontreras   in reply to vsparrow
blessing....
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SisterServant   in reply to vsparrow
I am so happy to hear from you. I have been praying for you everyday. I am glad that you are getting medication to help you with the depression. You will be able to make big changes in your life. I am glad that you went to church today. When we spoke last weekend about your not staying in the house and finding somewhere to go, I thought of suggesting church. I hope you will go back next Sunday. It helps to be in a positive environment on a regular basis. God answers our prayers in very positive ways. Stay in touch and let me know how things go. I will continue to pray for you. God has a wonderful plan for your life. Continue to trust that He will be with you, no matter what.
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vsparrow
hello SisterServant. just wanted to let you know that i just yesterday got out of a mental hospital that i was sent to after telling my suicide plan to my psychiatrist. although it was not as therapeutic as i was told it would be, just being locked up for all that time and my mind going every which way because they weren't giving me my medication... i do have a different perspective on life. i am hoping to make some big changes in my life so i can get rid of my suicide plan and start working towards a happier future. i went to church this morning and it was so helpful. thank you for your kind words during such a difficult time. may God bless you today and always.
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maddiescout   in reply to SisterServant
I just finished my therapy session.I told her about how I was feeling suicidal, but I forgot to mention the DSM-IV.
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maddiescout   in reply to SisterServant
Also I will tell you guys how the therapy session goes
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SisterServant   in reply to maddiescout
Well, it is your decision to put it off. One should not play games with one' s SELF...
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maddiescout   in reply to SisterServant
thanks SisterServant and sierra. I'll say something if I start to feel suicidal again.
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SisterServant   in reply to maddiescout
Wonderful!! Tell your therapist what you have saying to me and siera1974.

Ask her what diagnosis she has made? If your insurance is paying, she has given them a diagnostic code from the DSM-IV, but it probably needs to change.
She can give them another code if necessary. You must tell her that you have been feeling suicidal.

If you cannot make yourself say the words, write her a note and hand it to her.

Tell her that you need a psychiatric consultation so that you can get the right medication.

I will continue to pray for you.
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siera1974   in reply to maddiescout
Glad to hear it. Ask them to do a PHQ-9, it's based on the same diagnostic criteria as the DSM-IV, the therapist will be familiar with the DSM-IV, I'm sure it originated in the USA (I'm assuming that's where you live). It will take less then 5 minutes to complete and your score will indicate the level of depression. A score over 5 indicates mild depression, with over 15 indicating severe depression. Let us know how you get on. Take care. :)
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maddiescout   in reply to SisterServant
I get to see my therapist tomorrow
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SisterServant   in reply to siera1974
Well, she will need to decide.
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siera1974   in reply to SisterServant
Wow! I think she needs to come to the UK for treatment. Upon reporting her symptoms she would be referred to mental health team and seen by a psychiatrist within around 7 days. She would then be prescribed an SSRi such as fluoxetine, Prozac or Citalopram. The medication would stabilise her mood while she is assessed by the mental health nurse, possibly as an inpatient on a voluntary basis on a mental health ward in hospital, although it could be done from home if that is more favourable. At the end of the assessment process, probably 4 weeks, would be given a diagnosis and prescribed appropriate medication and assigned a key worker or care coordinator, who will agree a plan of care with her. The care coordinator will continue to be involved with her until she feels she no longer needs help. All of this is free on NHS, with the possibility she may have to pay a prescription charge of £8 per item. All sounds a bit long winded and the therapist cannot ignore the symptoms of they want to keep maddie safe.
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SisterServant   in reply to siera1974
Siera1974,

I asked maddiescout about this last night. She says;

1. her therapist doesn't think it is time for medication yet

2. her therapist is not sure that it's depression

3. has been with this therapist 4 months and likes the therapist

4. has not told her therapist about her suicidal ideations because she is "nervous.'

5. has an appointment with her therapist in two weeks



Maddie needs to be HONEST with her therapist so that her therapist can refer her for a consultation with a psychiatrist and obtain the right medication.


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siera1974   in reply to maddiescout
Don't do anything hasty. When you feel at your worst, remember that you only feel that way because you are unwell. You need to start taking an anti depressant to lift your mood. Have you had something prescribed?
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maddiescout   in reply to siera1974
I have thought of hurting myself.
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siera1974   in reply to maddiescout
Your therapist should ask if you have any suicidal ideation, I'm a mental health nurse in the UK and that topic is on every assessment tool we use! Are you thinking of hurting yourself?
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SisterServant   in reply to maddiescout
Four months is a long time to go without an indication of a diagnosis...Does not your insurance company require a diagnostic code in order to make payment?
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SisterServant   in reply to maddiescout
Another idea is to give your therapist a description of your horrendous thoughts. She can figure out what they mean...
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SisterServant   in reply to maddiescout
Has she/he given you a diagnosis?
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