Posted October 16, 2018 11:07:11 If you’ve ever wondered what to do when your doctor tells you to “stop worrying” about your mental health and ask about it, here’s a list of things to ask your GP or another mental health professional about.
These things include: The diagnosis Your doctor will usually ask if you have a mental health problem, but you should not necessarily expect to be asked for a diagnosis.
It’s best to talk to your GP about your own mental health if you’re unsure if your doctor is correct about your condition.
What to expect A GP may ask you a few questions, including whether or not you have depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.
The best advice is to let your GP know what they’re asking and ask them if they can clarify.
They may be able to help you find a mental healthcare professional, or refer you to a qualified mental health service.
This is the time to tell your GP, but it’s not always easy.
It could be hard to tell them how to ask for help.
The appointment The appointment usually takes place on your appointment day.
If you want to avoid having to make an appointment, you can arrange to have it at home or in a local health centre.
But be aware that your GP may not be able or willing to go into detail about what you need to do.
The doctor will make a referral to a mental wellness clinic or referral centre, and they will help you determine what to expect, such as a treatment plan.
A GP will usually refer you if you can’t find a qualified health care professional in your area, or if your GP is unable to diagnose your mental illness.
The consultation If you have any concerns about your GP’s diagnosis, you should talk to them.
They can tell you if your treatment plan has changed, or you have more questions about your symptoms.
They might also discuss what you can do to manage your symptoms, including making changes to your diet and taking supplements.
The appointments can be longer than a week, but usually involve two to four appointments.
If your GP has asked you about your diagnosis, they may suggest that you talk to a specialist.
You should be able talk to one of the mental health specialists to help find the best treatment plan for you.
You can also contact a GP about an appointment if you don’t have time to talk with a doctor.
They are usually more able to assess your symptoms and make changes to treatment.