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    (Original post by jakemittle)
    Whats a CMHT?
    Community Mental Health Team

    Explanation: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealt...nityteams.aspx
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    (Original post by jakemittle)
    Whats a CMHT?
    Community mental health team, it consists of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and various therapists I think. My GP referred me because the medications and CBT aren't really working and she wants me to see a specialist.

    I think I'm too okay for them anyway. I was just having a brief awful lapse when my GP referred me.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    I have my first CMHT appointment tomorrow and i'm quite tempted not to go. It will take at least 2 hours out of my day when I should be revising and its not exactly going to be pleasant. Besides I'm not going to be in the area for all of august so I can't really attend follow up appointments. And I dont think there's anything they can do either. Arghhh.

    The thing is, if I dont go, it looks like I dont want help getting better, and my GP probably wont be impressed. And it wont exactly look good if I want to go back there again.
    :hugs: Just go, it's not going to be as bad as you think, these things never are. You'll be glad of it if you go but if you don't go then it's going to make things more difficult :console:
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    yeah CMHT isn't fun, was under them for a while. They soon discharged me though, wasn't sure how I felt about that.
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    Community mental health team, it consists of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and various therapists I think. My GP referred me because the medications and CBT aren't really working and she wants me to see a specialist.

    I think I'm too okay for them anyway. I was just having a brief awful lapse when my GP referred me.
    Then you might as well go, you have nothing to lose by seeing them
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    I don't even have a CMHT is that odd? (at least I don't think I do ) I probably need one tbh

    I just have a 10min chat with my GP every 3 months or so. Really beginning to think that that's not enough
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    I'm starting to get anxious again. Anxious to the point of wanting to quit my job because of how panicky I get about it the day before. :erm: I am so not sane
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    (Original post by Cool Cat)
    I don't even have a CMHT is that odd? (at least I don't think I do ) I probably need one tbh

    I just have a 10min chat with my GP every 3 months or so. Really beginning to think that that's not enough
    No it's not odd that you haven't seen the local CMHT, it means you're doing something right. The majority of people with depression will usually just see their GP for treatment, maybe a counsellor at a stretch.

    Tends to be only when you reach the point of threatening to throw yourself under cars or when you start babbling nonsense that they get the CMHT involved.
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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    No it's not odd that you haven't seen the local CMHT, it means you're doing something right. The majority of people with depression will usually just see their GP for treatment, maybe a counsellor at a stretch.

    Tends to be only when you reach the point of threatening to throw yourself under cars or when you start babbling nonsense that they get the CMHT involved.
    They couldnt get me a shrink fast enough apparently so wanted some support network(for me anyway)
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    I'm starting to get anxious again. Anxious to the point of wanting to quit my job because of how panicky I get about it the day before. :erm: I am so not sane
    I was like that with my job. I used to always want the hours before I clocked on to myself at home and always spent 5 minutes on a bench outside before going in.

    Is there anything about your job specifically that makes you anxious?
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    I will never understand parents. Especially ones who think they know best. My CPN told my parents I have psychosis, gave them information on dealing with it... and still they go on at me every day. Even after I tell them that shouting and stress makes my voices go berserk and reactive. Rambling on about how the metal in my piercings probably comes from China and all I've got is some form of metal poisoning not a mental illness... and I thought my delusions were odd at times. Yes that's right the Chinese metal merchants put voices in my head and stole my emotions. You heard it here first.

    It's bad enough having 3 voices in my head talking and shouting all day without extra people joining in.
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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    I will never understand parents. Especially ones who think they know best. My CPN told my parents I have psychosis, gave them information on dealing with it... and still they go on at me every day. Even after I tell them that shouting and stress makes my voices go berserk and reactive. Rambling on about how the metal in my piercings probably comes from China and all I've got is some form of metal poisoning not a mental illness... and I thought my delusions were odd at times. Yes that's right the Chinese metal merchants put voices in my head and stole my emotions. You heard it here first.

    It's bad enough having 3 voices in my head talking and shouting all day without extra people joining in.
    Bloody hell! Sorry to hear this, parents relaly do suck. When I was suffering from EDNOS(eating disorder not otherwise speciifed) i started hearing voices. A very unpleasant experience indeed. So glad I'm no longer living with mum, i miss her like hell sometimes but her unhealthy lifestyle was destroying me physically and emotionally and how she treated me at times was horrendous.
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    (Original post by Idiot-Finder)
    I was like that with my job. I used to always want the hours before I clocked on to myself at home and always spent 5 minutes on a bench outside before going in.

    Is there anything about your job specifically that makes you anxious?
    I'm normally fine when I get there, apart from the whole bursting into tears thing :erm: I think it's that I have to leave the house etc really. :erm: Hell, even this talking thing that was set up today, where someone comes to my house to talk etc is freaking me out because I have to make myself look somewhat presentable :erm: I just prefer not having to think, 'Oh **** it's 5am and I have work in 4 hours and I still haven't fallen asleep'.

    Okay, I may be having a mini breakdown right now so am probably being a little over-dramatic :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    No it's not odd that you haven't seen the local CMHT, it means you're doing something right. The majority of people with depression will usually just see their GP for treatment, maybe a counsellor at a stretch.

    Tends to be only when you reach the point of threatening to throw yourself under cars or when you start babbling nonsense that they get the CMHT involved.
    hmm, I do feel I need the extra help though.


    I was having counselling before at university and saw a psychiatrist there (after having been diagnosed with Moderate/ severe A&D) but nowI'm home again (I dropped out) I have no counsellor waiting lists are huge and I'm going back to uni (another uni/course) in sept so dear knows.

    wow things are messy in my head atm. It feels the cogs have stopped turning urghh :sad:
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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    I will never understand parents. Especially ones who think they know best. My CPN told my parents I have psychosis, gave them information on dealing with it... and still they go on at me every day. Even after I tell them that shouting and stress makes my voices go berserk and reactive. Rambling on about how the metal in my piercings probably comes from China and all I've got is some form of metal poisoning not a mental illness... and I thought my delusions were odd at times. Yes that's right the Chinese metal merchants put voices in my head and stole my emotions. You heard it here first.

    It's bad enough having 3 voices in my head talking and shouting all day without extra people joining in.
    :hugs: Your parents are odd and clearly not sane, maybe you should suggest that the metal in the zippers of their trousers is entering through their skin into their bloodstream and making them think crazy things about piercings?

    Okay, not helpful but try to ignore them. Parents are odd and will always rather blame Chinese metal merchants for any difficulties their children are facing than just face the fact that sometimes it just happens. :console:
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    (Original post by sauce)
    Bloody hell! Sorry to hear this, parents relaly do suck. When I was suffering from EDNOS(eating disorder not otherwise speciifed) i started hearing voices. A very unpleasant experience indeed. So glad I'm no longer living with mum, i miss her like hell sometimes but her unhealthy lifestyle was destroying me physically and emotionally and how she treated me at times was horrendous.
    I've had to come home, on intercalation from my degree as I can't finish it like this. All I want is peace and quiet, surely nothing much to ask for? But what I get is lectures about how you just need a routine in your life, it's probably the caffeine you drink, just have to get on with things and ignore it, and now it's your piercings take them out. Would love to get away again but I don't have enough money, plus no one would accept me for a job not whilst I'm ill at the moment. Have my CPN coming tomorrow to my house, maybe I should get her to speak to them again because it's becoming unbearable. Can't even sleep tonight because I have a really annoying voice talking about death, how I'm going to die in a horrible way, how other people are going to die in a horrible way, and how it's most likely going to be my fault because I didn't stop the researchers. I don't even know who the researchers are, but this voice goes on and on about them.

    Did the voices stop for you? Good that you got away though if she was making things worse for you, everyone needs to escape at times.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    :hugs: Your parents are odd and clearly not sane, maybe you should suggest that the metal in the zippers of their trousers is entering through their skin into their bloodstream and making them think crazy things about piercings?

    Okay, not helpful but try to ignore them. Parents are odd and will always rather blame Chinese metal merchants for any difficulties their children are facing than just face the fact that sometimes it just happens. :console:
    Might have to throw any of their metal jewellery particularly rings and watches in the bin, wouldn't want them getting poisoned either. Best not think about that too much otherwise I'll probably end up doing it and not realise until after.

    I wonder why it is some people can't accept mental illness? If I announced I was gay I'd probably get no problems at all for it, they find out I'm hearing voices and suddenly it's a case of no you're not it's imaginary.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    :hugs: I'm going to be totally honest: what you're writing isn't healthy, you need to go back to the doctor and say what you've said here and also get them to check your ears again. I know sometimes it can seem like the entire world's against you, but that's just your viewpoint and not fact. Did you feel like this when you were on those pills? If not maybe ask to try some different ones (explain that you didn't like the weight gain side effects).

    :jumphug: You do not deserve to feel like this but the only way to stop it is to see your doctor.
    Seeing a doctor right now is....difficult to put it lightly. Not only that but I've seen I don't know how many maybe 15 or so over the past few years and none have helped and none have agreed with me so why would seeing another one or even the same one be useful?

    I couldn't think on those pills like at all so I couldn't see everything that's right in front of me. Sorry for the self obsessed posts right now, I've been trying to read this thread but words kind of blur together and move so it's not really happening.


    btw guys, I passed 2nd year. Completely **** grades but still a pass. :sigh:
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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    Might have to throw any of their metal jewellery particularly rings and watches in the bin, wouldn't want them getting poisoned either. Best not think about that too much otherwise I'll probably end up doing it and not realise until after.

    I wonder why it is some people can't accept mental illness? If I announced I was gay I'd probably get no problems at all for it, they find out I'm hearing voices and suddenly it's a case of no you're not it's imaginary.
    :hugs: It's because they want something, anything, to blame but themselves. Being your parents they will rightly or wrongly (most likely wrongly!) blame themselves for any health problems you get, especially mental health ones. It's corny but true: It's only because they care. You just need to help them guide that caring into something that will help you.

    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Seeing a doctor right now is....difficult to put it lightly. Not only that but I've seen I don't know how many maybe 15 or so over the past few years and none have helped and none have agreed with me so why would seeing another one or even the same one be useful?

    I couldn't think on those pills like at all so I couldn't see everything that's right in front of me. Sorry for the self obsessed posts right now, I've been trying to read this thread but words kind of blur together and move so it's not really happening.


    btw guys, I passed 2nd year. Completely **** grades but still a pass. :sigh:

    :hugs: Because despite the big letters in front of their names saying 'Dr', they're still only human - they get it wrong, they have differing opinions etc. You need to find one that you get on with.

    :hugs: Well done on passing!
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    Urgh, I so want some sleeping pills right now. Not for anything bad I just can't ******* sleep and I've had enough of my stupid mind/body/whichever not letting me sleep. I'm bloody exhausted. I had an argument with my mother in front of the psychiatrist about my sleep today - she thinks because I'm in bed at midday that I just sleep all the time. That's not really the case when dawn is an early bed time.

    Oh what's even the point of trying to sleep? It's not going to happen :cry:

    Sorry for the rant, I just needed to get it out or I'll end up banging on my parents' bedroom door, waking them up, just to ask for sleeping pills that do jack ****.
 
 
 
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