Well, I was sent for a psych eval, nothing unusual in that if you're trying for disability, right? Was seen by a psychologist about 6 times(I really like her) and then on to a psychiatrist for med review. The psychiatrist diagnosed me as bipolar, told me to read everything I could on it, come back in a month and let her know if I agree or disagree with her diagnosis, and then we would start treatment. I was floored, because she said her diagnosis was based on the fact that I can't take antidepressants, sleeping pills or antihistamines. That plus the fact that my dad was very abusive and she feels that he was also bipolar and it is a genetic thing. Sooooo although I don't agree completely with any of this, I am so desperate for help that I decided to go for it and see if the treatment would help my depression any. Well, here it is 2 days before my appointment and I get a call from the clinic telling me that she is on "leave" and I will be set up to see someone else. (She either quit or was fired...) So who do they set me up with???? A nurse clinician!!!! I ask what good is she going to do me, and they say, well, she can renew your meds. I said I was just diagnosed and not even started on a treatment yet. No apology, nothing. Just a take it or leave it. What the heck is going on here? I'm looking elsewhere, because this really sucks, don't you think? Do you just dx a person with something like this and turn them over to a nurse clinician?? Guess some good came out of it though, because my depression had turned into good ole anger!!!!!!!!