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TB1973

I most certainly will!

Thank you :-)

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Cheeky

I will 100%

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NobodySpecial

Checking in from Perth, WA!

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sesamepearls

Hello from Sydney!

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Kristine

Hello from Tasmania! :)

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lucidityreturn

Hi from Sydney

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ang

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.  

 

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bubbles

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?

 

Bubbles

 

 

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ZombieMode

Hi Bubbles,

 

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.

 

https://www.acnem.org

 

I hope you can find someone close to you!

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bubbles

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.

 

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Justcope

Hi! I’m in Sydney. 

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JustwantmyShaneback

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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Hopetobefree

Hi everyone, I live in Melbourne and would love to organise a meet up for those who are wanting some face to face support. Is there anyone interested? Or I could possibly come up to Sydney? I've just recently joined SA and I'm going through tough Lexapro withdrawals for 4 months. 

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JustwantmyShaneback

Hopetobefree,

 

Do let me know if you are ever in Brisbane xo

Mel

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Hopetobefree

Hi Mel, I will. I would love to be there right now just to escape the freezing cold Melbourne weather! It doesn't help that I'm also getting constant weird chill sensations randomly at times through my body. They could be another withdrawal symptom because I've never had them like this before. 

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JustwantmyShaneback
19 hours ago, Hopetobefree said:

Hi Mel, I will. I would love to be there right now just to escape the freezing cold Melbourne weather! It doesn't help that I'm also getting constant weird chill sensations randomly at times through my body. They could be another withdrawal symptom because I've never had them like this before. 

I just absolutely love MEL & crisp cold winter! 

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Jelz

Does anyone know how you can get a liquid formula of Zoloft in Australia?

my doctors are not helping. In fact they have not even heard of a liquid formula

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