Our expert says:
THis is actually one of the stupidities of the medical Aid rules. It is often cheaper to admit someone to hospital unnecessarily, than to give them much cheaper treatment as an outpatient. Check on the availability of self-help books to add to therapy, and call FAMSA who may be able to find yopu a CBT oriented therapist ( no other form of therapy for GAD is as effective ) who may have more reasonable rates charged. Medication with a drug otherwise used to treat depression, an SSRI, can be provided by your GP as an outpatient. ANd I don't think your hospital coverage would include therapy of the sort you need
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