"North Tyneside East Community Mental Health Team"
About: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health NE3 3XT
Posted by PoppetBoppit (as ),
I feel that I have been denied treatment and medication, been mistreat, been misdiagnosed, been accused of being a liar, been called names and I think that their communication is appalling.
I have been under the care of North Tyneside East CMHT (formally Whitley Bay CMHT) for 2. 5 years. I was initially diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and told that the best treatment for this is Psychotherapy. I was told it is best treated early as the older a person gets it becomes more difficult to treat. I was informed I had been placed on a waiting list which was approx 18 months, but within around 6 months I could attend group Psychotherapy.
This never materialised with no explanation why. I was given a CPN, who was not much use in my view. I have been refused any medication because I overdosed on a tiny amount of prescribed medication 2 years ago.
I requested a second opinion from an independent psychiatrist because in 2.5 years nothing improved and I wasn't getting any better so I thought I may have been diagnosed wrongly.
I saw a psychiatrist from North Shields CMHT, who I felt was rude. They continuously implied I was a liar throughout the entire appointment, then ended by saying I am not suffering from any mental health condition and I am in fact heading straight for the criminal justice system, despite never being in trouble with the police!
I have not had a CPN since October 2012, I have had no appointments since January 2012. Still not being allowed any medication and I feel like I'm getting worse. It's worrying that these people are employed to care for and support some of societies most vulnerable people.