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Altostrata, May 2, 2014 in Relationships and social life
I most certainly will!
Thank you :-)
I will 100%
Checking in from Perth, WA!
Hello from Sydney!
Hello from Tasmania!
Hi from Sydney
Hello Licidityreturn, and welcome. This site is WONDERFUL, someone on line most hours, and sufferers, help others along in their journey to health. I can NOT BELIEVE I would every regain my brain and health, I HAVE thanks to the wonderful people on this site. So welcome, I am in Great Southern Western Australia.
Hi everyone, Has anyone had any success finding a psychologist/mental health OT who is opposed to meds? My experience is that they're very medication-happy and unwilling to support a client without drugs.
Do you think it's a matter of finding a list of psychologists and ringing them up and interviewing them to find their opinions?
I've had some success with this. Two psychiatrists are Dr Yolande Lucire (Edgecliffe NSW), who supported me at a tribunal hearing and ultimately set me free from psych drugs. Another who I have only read about is Dr Nial McLaren, QLD.
I recently started seeing a psychologist in Newcastle, NSW who is great and seems to care and understand. Not sure her honest views on the drugs though, I was told that psychologists put their bias' aside in their work. I'm yet to find out if she would prescribe.. as she was recommended to me for talk therapy.
As far as I know talk therapy is an actual speciality in psychology - which to me implies the non-use of drugs.
ACNEM general practitioners have been extremely helpful for me in my recovery, and in my experience were more than willing to assist me in my wishes to come off drugs.
I hope you can find someone close to you!
Thanks ZombieMode, I thought I'd found one, but feedback from a former client put me off. It seems that most of them have bought into the disease model, where you have to take pills to fix the underlying problem.
Hi! I’m in Sydney.
Hello, I am in Brisbane and still fairly new here trying to support my partner. I would appreciate getting in touch with anyone local.
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