"Mistakingly diagnosed with manic depression when in reality I was just very frustrated"

About: South London And Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health

(as the patient),

I've been in the mental health care system since 1986/87. I was arrested and sectioned following a break up in my relationship that made me very upset. I feel I have been mistakingly diagnosed with manic depression when in reality I was just very frustrated.

Subsequently the drug treatment I was given made me increasingly unwell phisically and mentally. I wish something could be done about it as I find myself in a revolving door situation when I would be happy to be properly cared for at home. Thank you

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Response from Su Glazier, Head of Improvement, Innovations and Involvement, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Label285,

We appreciate you spending the time to share your story with us regarding your experiences in our services. We value your feedback and are very sorry that you feel stuck in an unsatisfactory situation. Nevertheless, to be able to improve anything for you we would need a few more details. If you would like to discuss the situation with me and explore possible ways forward, please give me a ring on 0203 228 1669 or 07969587141. Alternatively, you can have a chat with someone from our Patient Liaison and Advice Service(PALS)on 0800 7312864.

Best wishes,


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