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Ptsd, Appointment, Status, Gaf, Meds


Give it your best advice

First, I had my first appointment with Clinical specialist, really it never happen.

The Dr, got me in ask me some question, gave me more meds, and said she didn't want me to get into the PTSD trama until I get my personal life in order. She directed the Specialist to do suicide prevention sheet on me. This is because I told her what I feel is that the amounts pills she gives me, gave me the idea, that pills are the way to commit suicide.

So off to the Mental Health Specialist. He does this sheet on suicide for me, and made a statement that I have sound rational, and know the difference from Right and Wrong. Ok whatever that means

I said that I have a track record of noting getting along with staff, and don't think I need to work with people any longer.

He said, there other option, I said like what, he SSI, I said under what conditions he said Mental. OK I guess

I asked him about a GAF assestment, he stated that the Dr probably has that in her notes, but she has never ask any ? under the criteria. I don't know what to think

First, is this correct care, do I have a DR, that not aware of GAF, or procedures. She seems to shy away from PTSD

She has mention Bipolar Disorder, OCP, depression, anxiety,

she didn't like the idea that was going to VET center, but honestly they have let me talk more, and gave me some advice.

I have follow up with DR, Mental health Specialist, and I think the janitor, maybe he will help

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sgmdae, what did they mean by get your personal life in order? It seems the reason you are their is exactly that, to get your life in order.


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I am totally confused also, I just can't understand that lack of counseling and probing for problems and recommend solutions

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Sounds like mental health medication management and suicide assessment.



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I've also found that many therapists aren't comfortable talking about PTSD until they feel you are "stable". I know....sounds ridiculous, it is ridiculous, but it has happened to me several times.

I was just recently told by my last therapist that I couldn't see her anymore because I was "too unstable & suicidal" for therapy. VA therapists can't handle real therapy.

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She did stay that dealing with my trama right now, might be to rough on me, I told her I was watching more War movies, and she siad that that wasn't good. She seems to talk more manic depression, Bi-polar, ocp,???? every once in while she will talk about PTSd

She did say I had people that cared for me, that was from spousal letter, buddy letters of one who served with me. I read them different, they were so negative about my behavior, I just don't know

If I don't get some satisfaction, I will go somewhere else for care

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