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Hi My Neurologist wrote to my GP to suggest that he feels

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My Neurologist wrote to my GP to suggest that he feels that I may have developed
depression also now and would it be possible for my GP to see me about this. I attended an appointment arranged by my GP however, he thought that antidepressants were not needed and no counselling or other talking therapies are available in our area. On returning to the Neurologist 6 months later he seemed irritated and was sorry that my local area did not provide the services that I need. He is away from my area and insists that everything needs to be dealt with at home! I am stuck. The Neurologist seems uninterested now; the GP says the Neurologist needs to help! Can you suggest what I do next please? Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

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the neurologist needs to get on the phone and call up the GP and discuss your situation and why you need an antidepressant.

Dr. David :

patient's care often is improved when doctors who are caring for the same patient communicate and talk to each other.

Dr. David :

it is very simple to pick up a phone and to call a doctor

Dr. David :

your GP should either call the neurologist

Dr. David :

or your neurologist should call up your GP.

Dr. David :

that was good that seeing a psychiatrist was helpful.

Dr. David :

so you haven't been back to that psychiatrist?

Customer:

No. No referral has been made

Customer:

I asked to see the previous psychiatrist again but she has left her post now, and the Neurologist says that I should be refrerred to services close to home. My GP sya that there are none

Dr. David :

your neurologist and GP need to call each other and discuss your case.

Dr. David :

it seems like you are just being bounced back and forth and this is not fair to you.

Dr. David :

next time you see your doctor have them call the other right away

Dr. David :

while you are there.

Dr. David :

we live in the computer age.

Dr. David :

a simple phone call is not too difficult.

Customer:

Yes, I agree with you. But real life isn't that simple. I think that Doctors can not real be much use nowadays. One must try and help myself; hence my message to you. In England and especially the area I live we have major problems with health care access. I have not where to go. Things are as they are. How do I help myself please?

Dr. David :

exercise can help decrease depression symptoms.

Dr. David :

going to support groups can help

Dr. David :

or volunteering your time helping others can help depression.

Dr. David :

I need to know more about your symptoms first.

Dr. David :

I'm not sure your situation.

Dr. David :

what symptoms are you having?

Customer:

Thank you for your help. Exercise is difficult. Support groups I don't find easy. I do a lot of voluntary work; this does help a great deal. thank you

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

I hope you get better.

Dr. David :

you can also try water aerobics as well if exercise is difficult

Dr. David :

if done, please leave positive feedback below

Customer:

Thank you; I do too. Good night

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Customer:

Thank you for your time. Nothing really changes. One must try though. You have been kind. But no real new information. But then again I have no unrealistic expectations. Simply worth a try. Thank you again

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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let me know if I can help in any other way.

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thanks for using JustAnswer.com

Dr. David :

meditation can also help with depression as well.

Customer:

Good night

Dr. David :

also st john's wart is an over the counter agent which can help with depression

Dr. David :

good night.

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don't forget to leave positive feedback below when done

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thanks.

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