Rob2020 Posted February 6, 2020 Share Posted February 6, 2020 Hello everyone, I wonder if anyone can offer me some advice. It’s a long story so I’ll try and make it short. I’m a British citizen but I’ve lived abroad for quite some time now. I am receiving thorough treatment for a variety of chronic mental health issues but the general health paradigm in the country where I reside seems very different to how treatment is approached in the UK. Not saying it’s better or worse but it’s different and not really what I was brought up on. Bottom line is that I’m uncomfortable with the sheer volume , mix and dose of medications that I’m currently prescribed. My psychiatrist is supposedly eminent in his field and certainly seems accomplished. On the other hand , his treatment regime seems a little unusual or even cavalier against my untrained but UK-centric expectations. Frankly, I don’t know whether I properly trust that he’s recommending the right things for me. I want to believe that he is..... but in the back of my mind I’m uneasy. Worrying about whether your psychiatrist is actually some mad professor, seems ironic when you’re being treated for anxiety related stuff. So, I’m considering an investment in a top notch second opinion from a UK based psych. I’m only going to do it once so, within reason, I’m OK with whatever it may cost. But, I don’t know how to go about finding someone who truly is a recognized authority and who I could get to see on a private one-off basis. Could anyone suggest how I could go about locating such a person ? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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