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Old 05-04-14, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hey!

So I'm back after a long hiatus. I would love to say that I spent the time getting better but I'm afraid it is quite the opposite.

I don't know how many of you guys are from the UK but I was visited by a Crisis Team last week and now I have an emergency appointment for a formal assessment of my mental health. My preliminary diagnosis (made by the GP/Psychologist that came with the Crisis Team) is that I may have a Depressive Personality Disorder.

Is the first assessment anything to be worried about? I know I should stop freaking out but I can't help myself. My anxiety has gone through the roof!

I've got a number for a Duty Care Worker so I will be okay until the appointment but I'm still not 100% sure what is going to happen or what kind of questions I will be expected to answer. The Crisis Team talked about CBT and new thought techniques that would help me but its all a bit overwhelming which is why I think Im freaking out!!

Has anyone had a really bad assessment experience or are my fears ridiculous?

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your fears are not ridiculous because of the way you are thinking at the mo - take the CBT it helped me no end. What you are doing at the mo is called CATASTROPHISING i.e seeing the worst in every situation but you will get better with the help they are offering you. take care and let them help you put your mind at rest.xo
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Thanks Audrey. I'm just really nervous.
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it's ok 2 be nervous - that's just being human - nothing wrong with that! you'll be ok - you are in the right hands now and therefore on the right path - just go with it and don't fight it - they are the right people 2 help you and you will be back on the right path again. take care and stay in touch. xo
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ps I'm from the UK!
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Depressive Personality Disorder sounds pretty damn vague. I'm glad that you're getting some support and I hope it works out for you. And I would feel nervous too.
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I think I might have that disorder, just from its name... it's a personality trait of mine...


CBT is not psychoanalysis; it is not forcing you before you are ready to admit stuff... or rther, it helps you admit it in a non-"disgusting" way. If anything, CBT will give tips on how to make it easier! Thinking it will be hard *is* catastrophizing. :)
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