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first gp appointment on tuesday about my depression, what actually happens?

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RanaeQuinn

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first gp appointment on tuesday about my depression, what actually happens?

what actually happens when you talk to your gp about your mental health?

I've been writing things down so i have information to share with him about my moods, and experiences, but i feel like if i'm not crying out he wont believe me.

the first time i've broken down and actually cried was a couple of weeks ago, i've always bottled up my feelings or turned it into anger
 
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first gp appointment on tuesday about my depression, what actually happens?

I think you have done the right thing writing it down. I do the same as otherwise I forget important facts that I should tell him. That way you can refresh your memory.

I can't see why your doctor wouldn't believe you so please try not to worry about that. Tell him everything. you deserve to get help.
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HI,

What might well happen after you explain hopefully in detail, what has been going on, within you, it will be most likely, that if they don't have a specialist field interest in mental health, that you will be referred on to your borough CMHT - community mental health team, and they will hopefully do their utmost, to help you out, for seeking the extra help that you need, I suspect, this is probably the result of the outcome, of the appointment.

After all, a GP is a general practioner, sometimes, some of them can't or don't handle mental health field interests, in my case, and I have szchophrenia, based condiitons, a very mild case, my GP has a strong interest in my mental health care, it's a long story, how that came about. However, our GP practice a group practice, is of high excellence of quality in providing the best medical care, possible.

I wish you well with the appointment, and do let us know, how you'll get on, on Tuesday, I think you said.



Natalie.
 
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i have a whole grocery list of things wrong with me, one of the things is my inability to look at myself.

when im brushing my teeth i either look down at the sink, across at the bath, or just close my eyes
my hair can be done without looking in the mirror at all, i do it by touch
and it sometimes takes me two weeks to gather the energy to look at myself long enough to have a shave, and if i could do that with my eyes closed i would too
 
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Hi RanaeQuinn,

The GP will listen to what you have to say, and will read what you have written. Their job is to try and understand what is going on in your mind and what you are feeling, and provide the appropriate response. Be open and honest about how you feel, and they will help you and support youx

Much love <3
 
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Hi,

It can be very difficult because when you go in they say "how can I help" in that moment it is difficult to try to summarise depression. It's not like a chest infection or a rash... Depression has many symtoms.

I think it's great that you have taken some notes. It's important to tell the doctor about the symptoms that are bothering you the most, then he/can can prescribe you the most appropriate medication.

Try not to worry.

Good luck!
 
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