I spoke to a crisis counsellor not attached to the program I'm in and I found him absolutely astonishingly fantastic. He claims that GP cannot make psychiatric dx's, that they can only make other medical dx's - that they are not psychiatrically trained. I don't know if that is the case because there are a lot of GP's who are able to dx and treat garden variety depression, so I don't know of the demarcation there. I will ring my last pdoc who left her practice in Dec and ask her. I will find how close she is to setting up practice again. Depending on how that call goes, I will put in a call to my previous pdoc and be seen as an emergency. I have a fortnight to work out what to do about
a GP and that is something I can do when my mood and cognition improve. I'm enjoying hypersomnia atm, which means I've slept a lot today. I've had nightmares but it is still much easier to manage nightmares than the amount of distress my waking mind and body is in atm. The crisis counsellor really helped ground myself and put my mind in neutral. That is the trick for the next few days until I bounce back again.
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