Tag Archives: Choice

Do I have to come to sessions in CAMHS if I don’t want to?

Are appointments compulsory? For example, how would a situation be dealt with if someone was suffering from psychosis and perhaps didn’t know they were unwell and didn’t want to be treated?

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Who decides on the type of therapy I’ll receive?

Would I be told about the different types of therapy available? Would the therapist decide which one to use? Would I be given a choice over what I thought might be helpful for me?

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If I have medication, will I get a say on what medication this is?

If I am prescribed medication, will I be able to have a say as to what type of medication this is?

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What if I want medication but my worker doesn’t think it’s right for me?

What happens if the young person and worker disagree as to the use of medication to help support difficulties in CAMHS? What if options aren’t available?

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What happens if I need inpatient care as part of my treatment in CAMHS?

If I become so unwell that I might need to go in as an inpatient will I have a choice over this?

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What is a diagnosis and what if I don’t want one?

Is a diagnosis useful? What are some of the reasons someone may want to have or not have a diagnosis?

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What if I disagree with my diagnosis (if I’ve been given one)?

What happens if someone disagrees with their diagnosis, if they have one? Is this a problem? Is diagnosis useful?

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Does being diagnosed with something automatically mean I get medication?

Do I always have medication prescribed for me if I have a diagnosis? Is this the most helpful thing for me?

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Will a diagnosis go on my medical record?

Does any diagnosis that I have go onto my medical record? What kind of information is recorded?

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Who would a young person have to tell about their diagnosis?

If someone is diagnosed with a mental health condition, who would they have to tell? Do parents always have to be told?

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