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    So I've been suffering from mental health issues for a long time, first diagnosed with depression when I was 9 and I'm now 16.
    When I was about 13/14, I was told that the help they were able to provide me wasn't enough as I had to be treated as a child and that the extent of my issues was too 'adult'. Since then, I've been refused treatment other than a counsellor and that isn't enough for me.
    I have to wait another 2 years before I can recieve the 'proper' treatment, but I want to know if there are other options other than counselling since it's not working anymore.
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    (Original post by JaneDoe6475)
    So I've been suffering from mental health issues for a long time, first diagnosed with depression when I was 9 and I'm now 16.
    When I was about 13/14, I was told that the help they were able to provide me wasn't enough as I had to be treated as a child and that the extent of my issues was too 'adult'. Since then, I've been refused treatment other than a counsellor and that isn't enough for me.
    I have to wait another 2 years before I can recieve the 'proper' treatment, but I want to know if there are other options other than counselling since it's not working anymore.
    Are you on any medication? I'm assuming you're under CAMHS? If you have a care coordinator, speak to them and mention that you want to try something other/in addition to your current line of treatment. If you aren't currently under anyone's care at the moment, speak to your GP and explain the predicament that you're in and see if there's anything they can do to help. Now that you're a bit older, there may be more that they can try. There's a big difference between 9 and 16, so hopefully they'll be able to give you some more options
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    Are you on any medication? I'm assuming you're under CAMHS? If you have a care coordinator, speak to them and mention that you want to try something other/in addition to your current line of treatment. If you aren't currently under anyone's care at the moment, speak to your GP and explain the predicament that you're in and see if there's anything they can do to help. Now that you're a bit older, there may be more that they can try. There's a big difference between 9 and 16, so hopefully they'll be able to give you some more options
    I've been discharged recently, and don't have a care coordinator. I have mental health assessments yearly as I'm too 'severe' to be left alone but not 'severe enough' for medication. However, the counselling I was having wasn't enough and although they keep telling me that's all they can offer until I'm 18 as fluoxetine, the only SSRI under 18's are allowed, doesn't do anything to help and makes me worse.
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    (Original post by JaneDoe6475)
    I've been discharged recently, and don't have a care coordinator. I have mental health assessments yearly as I'm too 'severe' to be left alone but not 'severe enough' for medication. However, the counselling I was having wasn't enough and although they keep telling me that's all they can offer until I'm 18 as fluoxetine, the only SSRI under 18's are allowed, doesn't do anything to help and makes me worse.
    So you've tried fluoxetine? I'm sorry it wasn't helpful for you. It could be worth letting them know what exactly isn't useful to you about the counselling, if you can think of anything, and then asking if there's any alternative talking therapies they're able to offer because you think something else might be more effective?
 
 
 
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