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    i can just go to a GP for this right? don't need to find some specialist >_>
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    Heya, I work on reception at a GP surgery. Literally just make an appointment with your GP and they should sort it for you
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    Go to your GP, they'll be able to talk things through with you, mine was amazing at helping me arrange time off work and CBT, and counselling too. It's the first point of contact for getting medical help for depression / anxiety etc.

    Edit: What's with the neg? Trying to help here peoples!
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    Just make an appointment with a GP. When you're there ask him for a doctors not for whatever excuse you have. Simples.
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    well, you just ruined my innocent view on swans
    I think to get a doctors note you just go to your GP
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    i had to get a doctors note when i wasnt well in school i got an extension for all my coursework deadlines. i went there, they knew me anyway and knew what was wrong so just wrote a long letter with lots of big words i handed it in and got an extension on everything
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    If you want a one off extension then get a doctor's note for this deadline. If you want extension for all future work then it's worth having a word with student service or study support or some department like that. I have been struggling with some issues since my 2nd year on my BA, now I am doing my MA with a 3 years gap inbetween at the same uni, the study support tutor met up with me, discussed with me about my problem, put me on the disabilty register (which I hate the name of it, but hey it's only a name), they I have been granted extenstion for all written word and get extra support etc etc, there is no need for any future doc's note, in fact, I don't think they ever asked for one, but if anything, you only need a letter from you GP stating your conditon is long term etc etc, then you should be fine.

    On a side note, if you are at university, it might be worth looking into getting DSA, which might help with any extra support you need. Have a look at the Disabled Student section under General University DIscussion here, you'd find loads of info if you are interested. Maybe I am saying too much but just wanted to say nobody wants to be labeled as disabled, but if that means you'd get the supports you need then it's only a label.
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    Doctors are trained to make people talk, I think you are thinking too much, of course you can tell them everything, or you can just say very little and a good doc will know how to lead the conversation to get the info they need. Or you can just print out this post of yours and bring it to him. How well do you knwo your GP? Maybe it's worth asking for a double appointment, so you get a bit more time than having to rush. I get 20 mins each time I see mine and it was her idea. You are sounding a lot like how i was when I first decided to get help, I think I wrote a list and handed it to my GP, honestly, they know how to make you talk.
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    I am glad you have taken the first step, it'll only get easier. Don't know you in real life, but if you ever wanna chat, get things off your chest, whatever, you are welcome to drop me a line.

    Take care
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    I had the same problem at the start of this year and I just asked my GP and she wrote a letter so that it also covered me missing lectures.
    Just ask your GP Im sure you will be fine.
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