This has been preying on my mind for some time. When I attended an appointment with my partner last year, he wasn't listened to, it was suggested he was inventing his problems, we were both patronised beyond belief and it made me lose a huge amount of faith in NHS psychiatric care. Even if the situation with my partner was not as bad as he believed it to be, surely the point of psychiatric care is to be reassuring and compassionate. There are ways of suggesting a change in medication might not be the solution without creating further anxiety. It was one of the worst experiences of my life and led us to seek help from a private consultant who was very sympathetic to our circumstances.
Short link to review Dr Alison Battersby: http://iwgc.net/eef3h