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    Hey there,
    I'm going CAHMs and I am just curious to how they would treat me by councilling or medication.
    i am 16.
    many thanks
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    (Original post by sciand)
    Hey there,
    I'm going CAHMs and I am just curious to how they would treat me by councilling or medication.
    i am 16.
    many thanks
    It varies place to place and the type and severity of your condition, but in most cases medication in under 18s is used only as a last resort. You're likely to be offered therapy of some description, probably CBT, and possibly also counselling. In the mean time they may put you on medication but I doubt it unless you're dealing with psychosis of some kind, possibly not even then. Ask them when you're there anyway- they'll probably know about you and why you're there then at some point come up with some kind of plan of action with you and your parents


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    hi lovely, hope you're okay.
    i was under CAMHS for a while, they're lovely people.
    they often offer counselling as well as medication, medication alone rarely helps.

    in terms of medication it will probably be something called an SSRI if they do choose to put you on one, that's a type of antidepressant.

    if you feel comfortable, could you tell us a little about why you're going? i might be able to help more that way x
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    It depends on what your symptoms are as others have said. I think if it's psychosis related or very severe depression then they probably would.

    I hope they can help you with whatever they offer :hugs:
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    As you're under 18 they will need parental consent to put you on medication and your prescription can only be issued by your team psych. You won't be given meds straight away, you'll be put on a counselling programme and if they feel you need extra "support" your OP treatment may be made more intensive or they'll put you on a low scrip of the relevant meds
 
 
 
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