I have a social worker and two doctors coming to do a mental health assessment on me

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And they will get a bed ready if they believe I am mental because I speak too quickly and accuse my disorder team of racism most of the time because they keep threatening to section me and force food down me. I naturally speak fast when I get angry, and I get angry with them because when I say something that is true the two women look at each other like I am crazy. Anyone else went through this?
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Do you have an eating disorder?
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Do you have an eating disorder?
Yes but now I am about to get a mental health assessment in my house and they may admit me to a mental health ward if they think I am mental
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Yes but now I am about to get a mental health assessment in my house and they may admit me to a mental health ward if they think I am mental
Eating disorders can carry great risk. It may be suspected that you're at the point where if left alone you could die. Don't lie to them, get the help you need.
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Eating disorders can carry great risk. It may be suspected that you're at the point where if left alone you could die. Don't lie to them, get the help you need.
The eating disorder asked for me to get a mental health assessment and referred me to a social worker and two doctors, I am wondering if it’s because I speak too fast and get angry with them all the time which makes me come across as crazy, or because of the eating disorder and me refusing treatment. What if I tell the people the truth and tell them I feel like I am being picked on and bullied by these people in charge of my eating disorder issues as they look at me like I am crazy when it’s true and I got my family to back up what I say? What if I tell them I want to see 2 different people at this clinic? I spoke fast like that because it was my birthday yesterday and they called me saying they are offering me a hospital bed even though I am eating at home and I was bullied all my life during childhood all the way to college so this lead me to be a bit defensive and I stand up for myself?
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Eating disorders can carry great risk. It may be suspected that you're at the point where if left alone you could die. Don't lie to them, get the help you need.
I would get help on the outpatients clinic but I want to see different people, I want to see a different dietitian and different nurse which provides specialist supportive clinical management because I feel like they judge when what I am saying is true and my parents and family can back me up on what I say
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I would get help on the outpatients clinic but I want to see different people, I want to see a different dietitian and different nurse which provides specialist supportive clinical management because I feel like they judge when what I am saying is true and my parents and family can back me up on what I say
Have you been known to their services before? You may feel like they judge what you say because of this as further input is required from previous periods and they need to ensure improvement is being made that can be sustained. If it's not being sustained then yes they will judge what you say. Eating Disorders are notoriously secretive conditions where those affected can often conceal how much it is affecting them.

They will take an even more radical approach if you refuse treatment that will otherwise put you in a dangerous position if refused. They have a duty of care to ensure your well-being is not at risk if they can do something about it.

Try and remain calm, explain why you are getting frustrated and engage with the process. NHS and other relevant parties are on their knees budget and staff wise so they may not be able to make the adjustments you like but it won't do harm to request them. I would note that it may be more successful if you ask to change as a 'fresh start in receiving treatment'.

I know you might not want to hear this but medical experts are aware that patients may try and avoid people who have existing insight into their behaviour which may be useful in treatment...

Please take care of yourself. Eating disorders are very serious and you deserve all the help you can get.
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OP these medical professionals are there to help you.
Let them do their job and answer any questions truthfully, this is your health we're talking about.

Refusing treatment will only make your mental and physical health worse over time. Isn't it better to get help now?

Stay safe. Wish you the best!
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Have you been known to their services before? You may feel like they judge what you say because of this as further input is required from previous periods and they need to ensure improvement is being made that can be sustained. If it's not being sustained then yes they will judge what you say. Eating Disorders are notoriously secretive conditions where those affected can often conceal how much it is affecting them.

They will take an even more radical approach if you refuse treatment that will otherwise put you in a dangerous position if refused. They have a duty of care to ensure your well-being is not at risk if they can do something about it.

Try and remain calm, explain why you are getting frustrated and engage with the process. NHS and other relevant parties are on their knees budget and staff wise so they may not be able to make the adjustments you like but it won't do harm to request them. I would note that it may be more successful if you ask to change as a 'fresh start in receiving treatment'.

I know you might not want to hear this but medical experts are aware that patients may try and avoid people who have existing insight into their behaviour which may be useful in treatment...

Please take care of yourself. Eating disorders are very serious and you deserve all the help you can get.
No this is my first time under an eating disorders service. I am being threatened about being sectioned and being taken to a mental health ward by the social worker because of the way I get angry with my ED team. I don’t think this is the eating disorder ward. This is for mental problems like bipolar etc (judging my speech). I don’t know what’s going to happen today but I am dreading the mental health assessment that will take place in my house, if they want to admit anyone they should admit my aunt, she’s worse than everyone. I am normal compared to most people. At the same time I got a call just yesterday saying they moved the time from 2pm to 1:30pm in case they need to get a bed ready to admit me, and then another call from the ED team saying the date I will be discharged has been brought forward, and now I will be discharged in two weeks time. I haven’t even began proper treatment for the ED yet. Does this mean that if I get admitted today for a mental problem (I don’t think this assessment is about my eating disorder) I will be admitted in 2 weeks time?
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No this is my first time under an eating disorders service. I am being threatened about being sectioned and being taken to a mental health ward by the social worker because of the way I get angry with my ED team. I don’t think this is the eating disorder ward. This is for mental problems like bipolar etc (judging my speech). I don’t know what’s going to happen today but I am dreading the mental health assessment that will take place in my house, if they want to admit anyone they should admit my aunt, she’s worse than everyone. I am normal compared to most people. At the same time I got a call just yesterday saying they moved the time from 2pm to 1:30pm in case they need to get a bed ready to admit me, and then another call from the ED team saying the date I will be discharged has been brought forward, and now I will be discharged in two weeks time. I haven’t even began proper treatment for the ED yet. Does this mean that if I get admitted today for a mental problem (I don’t think this assessment is about my eating disorder) I will be admitted in 2 weeks time?
I'll be honest I couldn't say anything for sure. All I know it if you reject treatment and they think you're in danger they will most likely establish you have reduced capacity to make decisions. Don't fight with them, work with them. Kicking off will only feed the social worker more that you can't be relied upon to keep yourself safe and not be abusive.
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Have you considered that perhaps you do actually have mental health issues and these doctors and health professionals aren't "picking" on you but want to help you?
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Have you considered that perhaps you do actually have mental health issues and these doctors and health professionals aren't "picking" on you but want to help you?
I actually don’t, I have symptoms of mental health issues, plus they didn’t take me but they said the next time they come (if I don’t work with my ED team and get referred to them again) I will be sectioned and NG tube feeding is the last resort
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