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    Okay, so I'm thinking about going to my GP to get some help for depression(I haven't been formally diagnosed).. I don't know how to go about explaining what I feel, how descriptive do I get? How do I know what's relevant?
    If anybody has been to their GP for depression, how did it go? what sort of questions did they ask?
    I'm just really nervous so sorry if this doesn't make much sense aha
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    Okay, so I'm thinking about going to my GP to get some help for depression(I haven't been formally diagnosed).. I don't know how to go about explaining what I feel, how descriptive do I get? How do I know what's relevant?
    If anybody has been to their GP for depression, how did it go? what sort of questions did they ask?
    I'm just really nervous so sorry if this doesn't make much sense aha
    Hi, it's great to hear that you're going to your gp, that's your best first step to getting better as for describing your depression, just do what you can, I can assure that doctors will have dealt with this many, many times before and will be able to help you get the words out. Don't worry about saying something irrelevant, nothing is they're there to help and they can do that when you tell them everything you need to, wishing you all the best!
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    Just share what's on your mind, the doctor is there to listen. They will ask questions for things they want to know n help you be at ease when ur telling them how you're feeling. It takes a strong person to take that step in getting self-help so kudos to u. I hope it works out well :-)
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Okay, so I'm thinking about going to my GP to get some help for depression(I haven't been formally diagnosed).. I don't know how to go about explaining what I feel, how descriptive do I get? How do I know what's relevant?
    If anybody has been to their GP for depression, how did it go? what sort of questions did they ask?
    I'm just really nervous so sorry if this doesn't make much sense aha
    It's OK, I had my first appointment last week; I mentioned the voices but not quite the depression. Try writing down some ideas before and just take baby steps, say what you feel comfortable with.

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    I believe there's a website called 'docready' as in doctor ready which is apparently really helpful


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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Okay, so I'm thinking about going to my GP to get some help for depression(I haven't been formally diagnosed).. I don't know how to go about explaining what I feel, how descriptive do I get? How do I know what's relevant?
    If anybody has been to their GP for depression, how did it go? what sort of questions did they ask?
    I'm just really nervous so sorry if this doesn't make much sense aha
    this website is really helpful : http://www.docready.org/#/home


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    thank you all for the answers.. Im just scared he won't take me seriously or whatever & just dismiss me I guess.
    I'm not very good at speaking to new people as it is but talking about what's going on just makes it 10x worse.. Hope I don't chicken out aha
    Thank you all again 🙂🙂🙂
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    thank you all for the answers.. Im just scared he won't take me seriously or whatever & just dismiss me I guess.
    I'm not very good at speaking to new people as it is but talking about what's going on just makes it 10x worse.. Hope I don't chicken out aha
    Thank you all again 🙂🙂🙂
    I'm sure he will take you seriously.

    I agree with the above, if yo write it down then if you have trouble speaking he'll still be able to see all that's going on.

    Try not to chicken out, getting help is really important, especially before it gets worse :hugs:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    thank you all for the answers.. Im just scared he won't take me seriously or whatever & just dismiss me I guess.
    I'm not very good at speaking to new people as it is but talking about what's going on just makes it 10x worse.. Hope I don't chicken out aha
    Thank you all again 🙂🙂🙂
    It's OK, they'll take you seriously:yep::hugs:

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