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    I am currently waiting for cbt with rightsteps, my gp advsied me to self refer. I know I need to see a doctor, I just think it won't happen.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I am currently waiting for cbt with rightsteps, my gp advsied me to self refer. I know I need to see a doctor, I just think it won't happen.
    It is becoming more difficult now to see a psychiatrist, and a GP will usually only refer if there is suspected psychosis, bipolar, severe depression or a complex condition such as a personality disorder. Is there a reason you think you need to see a psychiatrist? A GP can prescribe common anti depressants and refer to therapy. If both of those don't work, your GP may look at referring you to a mental health team, where you may be seen by a psychiatrist.


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    You can always pay to see one privately if that is an option?
 
 
 
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