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I'm sorry to hear of the situation. When was your last medication review? When was your dosage last changed?
Experiencing particularly low mood in the mornings is common to Melancholia (a specific form of Depression), how long have you been experiencing this in the morning?
I have been on the same dose for 12 years. I have been experiencing this symptom for a few years but it was really bad this morning. Should I be talking to a psychiatrist about this or is this something that I have to learn to live with?
The prescription has been the same for 12 years. The GP just gives me a repeat prescription. I live in the UK so I think that mental health issues are "out of sight - out of mind". I will try to speak to a psychiatrist as soon as possible.
That will be a very good thing to do. I must say that I am shocked that a GP would consider themselves sufficiently trained to be treating Major Depression with Psychotic Features. A proper Psychiatric review is well over due and you are right about the "out of sight... " - it's true for most countries.
Take a look here http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/ServiceSearchAdditional.aspx?ServiceType=Mentalhealth to find local NHS funded assessment services in your area. You should be able to find someone local who can do the review for you.
I hope this has been of some help. If you have further questions or would like me to clarify any part of my answer, please let me know and I will happily continue our conversation. If not....I wish you the best of luck!
I went to my GP and have been referred to a psychiatrist. I will see him tommorow. I believe that our conversation has set the ball rolling. I blame myself to a certain extent for not managing this illness correctly. I have just been getting on with it rather than reporting back subtle changes in my condition. We live and learn.
Thanks again for your advice.