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Comunication between Dr.'s

Tue, Dec 19th 2006

I have a question about communication between health professionals. I have been to see a social worker, and a psychiatrist over the past year and I have never been told any diagnosis for what I am struggling with. I also had some tests by a psychologist done at a hospital but I still feel confused as if even they have no idea why I feel the way I do or why I am still struggling. I think I may have some type of bipolar/ mood swings and also major anxiety. I have not fully been able to commit to the idea of medication because I'm not told what I am dealing with so I feel scared that they don't fully understand me. I also can't seem to get lined up with a regular mental health doctor or therapist. At this point I have given up trying but I know I am not fully ok and I feel like it is just a matter of time before I struggle again. The low points, reactive or not, to my life are really bad and it is only when my mood is better that I see how bad I get. I guess what I was wondering is how doctors go about communicating to each other or to the GP what they think. Do Psychiatrist or Social workers have to tell the GP what is going on or what is talked about? Thank you for your time.

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