My husband was seen by the psychiatrist maybe 4? Months ago. He has since got worse, when he went to see the psych they put him on 15mg mertazipine. He’s since gone up to max dose 45mg and then venfalaxin added in and then that increased (all by the GP) who wasn’t actually sure to increase his venfalaxin as he reported last time that he felt they work for 2 weeks or so and then wears off.
The last GP made an ‘urgent referal’ Back to psychiatrist and they have fast tracked (finally after 8 months wait) his CBT which starts in 5 weeks. But the psychiatrist doesn’t want to see him again, they have just said to try the therapy when it starts and he’s on ‘the right meds’
Does anyone think this is ridiculous? I feel he needs to be seen and reassessed, he might have treatment resistant depression or need alternative medicine? We’ve even paid for private therapy for 2 months now I know this is not CBT but it’s not made him any better he keeps getting worse.
Thanks if you read this I needed to rant.