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    I have an assessment appointment with iapt after being rejected by Camhs because I am nearly 18, they basically said that they couldn't really do much before I turned 18.

    So my question is, has anyone been to an assessment appointment with them? And have you ever heard of a therapist making a referral to someone who can prescribe psychiatric drugs? I feel like that is what is next, as i've had CBT and counselling before and they didn't work, and I feel I am in a worse place now than both times before. Any help would be hugely appreciated.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have an assessment appointment with iapt after being rejected by Camhs because I am nearly 18, they basically said that they couldn't really do much before I turned 18.

    So my question is, has anyone been to an assessment appointment with them? And have you ever heard of a therapist making a referral to someone who can prescribe psychiatric drugs? I feel like that is what is next, as i've had CBT and counselling before and they didn't work, and I feel I am in a worse place now than both times before. Any help would be hugely appreciated.
    I've had them they'll start with asking a bit about you and your general life and then go deeper into what you're struggling with and how they might be able to help you. In my experience they're very emotionally taxing but usually useful too if only to know someone's listening! From there they'll talk about what they might be able to offer and either ask to speak to you again in a week or two, or add you to the waiting list for the relevant treatment. They are unlikely to be able to do anything regarding medication as that's not what IAPT do- you'll need to talk to your GP for that and they'll possibly have to wait until you're 18. Don't give up on CBT and counselling just yet, they vary massively from therapist to therapist and how they connect with them. But if you're really struggling at the moment it can be best to try medication first to get you into a better place to be able to get the most out of therapy. See what they suggest though good luck, and hope it helps!
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    I've had them they'll start with asking a bit about you and your general life and then go deeper into what you're struggling with and how they might be able to help you. In my experience they're very emotionally taxing but usually useful too if only to know someone's listening! From there they'll talk about what they might be able to offer and either ask to speak to you again in a week or two, or add you to the waiting list for the relevant treatment. They are unlikely to be able to do anything regarding medication as that's not what IAPT do- you'll need to talk to your GP for that and they'll possibly have to wait until you're 18. Don't give up on CBT and counselling just yet, they vary massively from therapist to therapist and how they connect with them. But if you're really struggling at the moment it can be best to try medication first to get you into a better place to be able to get the most out of therapy. See what they suggest though good luck, and hope it helps!
    thanks do you think its possible that they could give a referral to someone that could prescribe as part of treatment?
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    thanks do you think its possible that they could give a referral to someone that could prescribe as part of treatment?
    It's possible but unlikely. They're part of adult services and so the person that usually prescribes (certainly in the first instance) is the GP. So go back and see them
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