So for the past 12 years you have been taking medication based on that initial diagnosis?
Some yes antidepressants introduced later recently upped the dose
If you are totally clean off alcohol and drugs then I think you might want to get an updated psychiatric evaluation. The drug use could have mimicked manic symptoms.
I agree but unless extremely ill Its almost impossible to get a psychiatric appointment. I have asked my GP and she says she can't refer me; basically said impossible to get an appointment. Any suggestions? She is very loathe for me to come of medication
So your main symptom is depression? Can you describe a little about what that looks like for you?
Apathy,, no joie de vivre, hard to get out of bed, sleeping alot haven't worked programme well enough I'm not good enough have'nt done much with sobriety haven't achieved much etc etc Today not too bad.
So no excessive energy, no needing to sleep, feeling grandiose?
no grandiosity quite the reverse. and sleeping a lot
Ok, so obviously the medication is not working. Your GP is not willing to switch it?
I am not sure we are really addressing the problem I don't think I need the medication. I follow a 12 step programme
Ok, so do you need to try a different addiction program or increase the amount of treatment?
no 12 steps fine