Psychiatrist needed.

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  • 7th July 2024 at 7:34 pm #601340

    Not sure if any body can help or even if you are allowed to give names on this forum. If not please pm me.
    I am looking for a psychiatrist in the Pontivy area, English speaking would be helpful. We have an ordinance from our doctor but the names he has given us are in the Lamor Plage area which is a 45 minute drive.
    I really need to obtain help for my wife. This has been ongoing for a long time and despite being on anti depressants she is not making any progress. She was admitted to a psychiatric hospital two years ago but it was a 50 minute drive for me and they basically dosed her up with Valium.

    I am unsure if there is a psychiatric hospital in this area. I am getting quite desperate now.

    Thank you for any help or if anybody has had experience of this.

    7th July 2024 at 7:57 pm #601341

    Plouguernevel is a psychiatric hospital but it is quite a way from you

    There is a psychotherapist is Ploerdut who advertises that she speaks English

    What about asking at Pontivy hospital they may be able to advise you

    Sorry the only other actual psychiatrists I know of our dementia specialists

    7th July 2024 at 8:36 pm #601343

    Given the complexities of the subject,unless your wife’s French is very good I would do the best I could to find an English speaker

    7th July 2024 at 8:59 pm #601344

    I’m sorry jivedance ,have you logged on to Doctolib….they will show a list of anyone practicing in the area you choose.

    If not,your general practitioner is your best guide…he will have details of anyone the general area

    I had a Quick Look on Doctolib…there are lots of names…only two in Pontivy but lots in general area.

    good luck.

    7th July 2024 at 9:51 pm #601346

    I just want to say I am sorry for you, unfortunately I can’t help but hopefully someone here will be able too. I just want you to feel that I, and I am sure many others are thinking of you. Bon courage

    8th July 2024 at 8:10 am #601349

    Sorry Jivedance (56) but I can only echo what JP has said, and agree with Marmite about

    Here is the details of one of the practitioners with appointments available, the other one has no rdv’s until the end of August.


    20 Rue d’Iéna

    56300 Pontivy

    Sector 2 agreement with OPTAM

    Jul 8

    Jul 9

    10 Jul

    Jul 11

    This practitioner reserves online appointment booking for patients who have already been monitored. You can contact him on 07 67 64 11 30.

    8th July 2024 at 8:33 am #601353

    I would just like to thank everyone for their advice and kind thoughts. I am going to follow up the suggestions.

    Thanks again.

    8th July 2024 at 8:45 am #601354

    Jive dance ….dont hesitate to ask again…we don’t know one another but the support is there…

    8th July 2024 at 9:08 am #601355

    Hope all goes well and you find someone who can help your wife

    8th July 2024 at 9:09 am #601356

    Absolutely agree with Marmite, best wishes for you and Mrs Jive, and keep us updated.

    8th July 2024 at 9:12 am #601357

    Jivedance, I can only echo what has already been said & send my best wishes to you and your wife. I hope you find the right help that your wife needs.

    8th July 2024 at 9:12 am #601358

    Jivedance, remember too that it is important that you make a bit of time for yourself one way or another. Things are very stressful for you and it’s no good for either of you if you make or allow  yourself to get poorly.

    Good luck.

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    8th July 2024 at 9:27 am #601360

    Good luck with your search, Jivedance. Stay strong!

    8th July 2024 at 10:20 am #601363

    Sincere best wishes to you and your good lady, wishing her a speedy recovery.

    9th July 2024 at 10:33 am #601396

    Same here I hope you find what you need for your wife and please update or shout out  if you need more help

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    23rd July 2024 at 1:33 pm #601824

    How did you get on JD, did you find someone to help?

    23rd July 2024 at 2:36 pm #601826

    Bonjour. Thanks for asking. However at the moment my wife is refusing to see one. I cannot make her so I am working on it to see if she will change her mind. I will not sign for her to see one. I did this a few years ago and it was not a great success. So I am not going down that road again.


    23rd July 2024 at 3:52 pm #601829

    Oh bless you Jivedance I do hope you have success with persuading your wife. Have you got support for yourself too? I hope so.

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