depression and doctors

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well isit just me are is it so  irrateing when dr says what do u want use to do well i dont no that why im here!!!!!

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    Yep literally every time I go back to the doctor for my depression they say "what would you like us to do for you?" And I just look at them like well your the doctor! I've given up I find it more worth while talking to people who understand and reading self help books, don't let it get to you down a good understanding doctor is hard to find!

    Jen x

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    I must have one in a million I have suffered with depression on and off for a long time. I have been on AD since 2008,, but when i started with this GP which was 2 years ago I told him what AD I have been taking but at the time I was quite stable. I even came off one of the tablets with his support. HoweverI about 6 months later  when my depression was deteriorating I saw him him yes he said what can I do for you, my reply was I NEED YOUR ADVICE I don't know what to do. He then started talking to me about feelings, any physical symptoms, ie crying, sleeping, appetite. I might have been with him 10-15 mins but in that time he suggested counselling, which ended up being CBT. I have a brilliant relationship with him, I think the best GP I have ever seen. I have did ask about seeing a psychiatrist last September, but he recommended a change in medication and to see him a month later. I saw him on a monthly basis and after 4 months at my routine review he then suggested I see a psychiatrist he felt it was time, but he has never really said what do you want me to do we have really discussed possible options but I have always had to agree that I will comply with his recommendations.

    i suggest you start with I don't know what to do I would like your advice, because they cannot do anything without your consent.

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    I appreciate all there are no two doctors alike.. My GP is quite new to general practice but he isn't one of these young newly qualified doctors he didn't go in to medicine till later on, so I feel he has more life experience. I don't want to sound racist ( because I am not) but I find foreign doctors struggle with our culture at times, particular

    if they come from a country where the extended family i live close by.

    yes my GP is British ( he could be Scottish with a name like Macbeth), it is very difficult for patients. I am in the fortunate position that as an ex district nurse I have worked with a lot of different GP's some really good and some well could improve on communication skills.

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    My go since I moved is spot on. They know I want to be rid of this and whilst I fight my go stands by me. She is some one I can respect
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      Have you just changed GP? This post is much more positive than you first one 2 days ago. Good luck with her.

      just a word of advice, we all need our GP's help and support, but I am NOT saying you go very often but I am aware that some patients are there every week and sometimes two or three times a week in contact with the surgery, and yes at times I could have one of those, but having worked with so many GP's the frequent visitors to the GP can get a bad name with them and then the rapore between patient and GP can deteriorate and can get back to the saying "WELL WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO"

      hope you are not offended by the advice that is the last thing I want to do. 

      Good luck again and please let me know how you go on.


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