Going to the GP for depression

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NurseryNurse123
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I fell so down it’s ridiculous, I’ll keep it basic so hopefully people will read vt basically I think I’ve been suffering for depression on and off for years, when I mentioned it to my mum she shrugged it off as though it were nothing, I’m finding my self crying atleast once most days over petty little things that I shouldn’t, there has been the odd time I’ve thought I’d be better off not here, but I’m so scared of going to the doctors and being told it’s nothing and not getting any help, I don’t think I’d cope if they shrugged it off like my mum did.
Does anybody have an advice at all?
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I feel the same (more anxiety than depression) haven't ever considered the doctors but I think you should if it's affecting you badly or even counselling
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Doctors shouldn't ignore you. It is always a good idea to go seek help. Tell them exactly what you feel and what you're thinking (yes, even the really really dark things). Maybe you should also look for a therapist in case your GP cannot recommend you one, although you should ask.
Please also talk to your friends. They will be there for you.
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Hello,

I am so sorry to hear you've been feeling like this, definitely worth going and having a chat with your GP and seeing what they can do to help you. Also could be worth looking into some mental health counselling which is most often free for young people - I went to counselling after I lost my grandfather to an aggressive form of cancer and it really helped me to grieve.

Hope this helps, even just a little,

Abbi

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Hi there, I'm sorry to hear you've been struggling for so long.

I think it's really good you're looking to get help! It's often the first step on the road to recovery. My advice would be make a list of the symptoms you're having (e.g. appetite issues, tearfulness, insomnia/hypersomnia, weightloss/gain, etc.). Then ring up your GP and ask for a double appointment. If you have a preferred doctor you like to see/trust, see them, if not your GP surgery might have a GP who has a specialist interest in MH. Take a friend/family member with you for support and also for input (if you can/want to). It's also important to have an idea of what you want to come out of the appointment, do you want medication? Therapy? Both? Something else? When the appointment is finished, do something nice for yourself. Watch your favourite film, have a bit of a self-care night, whatever you can manage. It's bound to take it out of you.

Just note, if the first person you see doesn't help you, it doesn't mean you can't get help, don't deserve help or that you're not suffering. It's just that not all GPs are good with MH. If you keep going back though, they'll soon twig that it's a serious issue that's massively impacting you and will (hopefully) be more inclined to help.

Take care OP. I hope you're able to get help soon!
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