@Historylover I had not seen a psychiatrist in over a decade but have to go back and get a medication review and adjustment.
Similar scenario. The guts has been ripped out of mental healthcare.
They are now following the American model of psychiatric care: the corporate medical version where you have to pay full price and wait for a medicare payment.
My new shrink wants hundreds of dollars.
All I want is my medicine to be changed, not as if I could afford the luxury of paying somene huge outlays just to listen to my patient history.
I feel sorry for the younger folk who are newly diagnosed who have no supports and are practically dumped in the community left to tread water.
Its so totally wrong.
Anyway I hope you find some kind of service and someone who is compassionate and caring.
We deserve better after what we've been through.
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