What can a GP do for anxiety?

What can a GP do for anxiety?

Your GP can prescribe a variety of different types of medication to treat GAD. Some medication is designed to be taken on a short-term basis, while other medicines are prescribed for longer periods. Depending on your symptoms, you may need medicine to treat your physical symptoms, as well as your psychological ones.

How to know if you have anxiety or depression?

Features of anxiety can be very physical, commonly: 1 feeling your heart pounding or racing 2 feeling hot, flushed, sweaty and unsteady 3 breathing may become rapid and more shallow 4 feeling agitated, unable to relax, and having difficulty sleeping 5 gastro-intestinal disturbances: stomach-churning 6 dizziness, possibly nausea More …

Which is more severe, anxiety or depression?

Anxiety and depression are terms that many of us are familiar with, although it can be more difficult to describe them or to recognise how or whether they might be affecting us. Many people will experience some type of mental distress at some point in their lives, and sometimes this can be more severe than at others.

Are there any advantages to being a depressive?

They are not the primary advantages of depression. If you test for empathy, compassion or meaning-of-life issues you will find trained depressives are way ahead of everyone in those skills. If you want to truly understand depression you need to start learning from those of us who know how to function during it.

Where can I get help for anxiety in the NHS?

You can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP. It’s still important to get help from a GP if you need it.

Is it common to have depression and anxiety?

It’s also common to have depression that’s triggered by an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder or separation anxiety disorder.

What are the physical symptons of depression and anxiety?

Physical pain, including headaches, cramps, and muscle soreness often accompanies other psychological symptoms. If you’re in pain and can’t identify a clear physical cause, it could be a symptom of an underlying mental issue. Another hallmark of depression is a persistent feeling of sadness.

What to do if you have both anxiety and depression?

Many people have a diagnosis of both an anxiety disorder and clinical depression. Symptoms of both conditions usually improve with psychological counseling (psychotherapy), medications, such as antidepressants, or both. Lifestyle changes, such as improving sleep habits,…

Is the GP willing to prescribe anti-anxiety meds?

My GP prescribed sleeping tablets @ one point & my psychiatrist encourages me to use them when required. I have never had problems with drug & alcohol abuse so that may be a factor. I was also prescribed anti anxiety meds by my GP. My psychologist had suggested them to use to calm down when required & I explained to the GP what I wanted them for.