Involved In A Fatal Road Traffic Accident And IAPT Offers A Telephone Assessment

Paula (not her real name) was involved in a fatal road traffic in which her mother  died. Her GP referred her to IAPT, 6 months later she received a telephone call from them to arrange a telephone assessment.  She declined the telephone assessment, felt they were ticking boxes and was told it would be a further 2 month to wait for a face to face appointment.  So this is what is meant by IAPT care! When I saw Paula she was in tears throughout much of the session, had trauma related  guilt with regard to the rta and was suffering from depression and mild PTSD.  IAPT could do with the Christmas message of hospitality, but not just for Christmas.

May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you

 

Dr Mike Scott

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