Confused after GP appointment?

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I went to the doctors the other day after being urged to by both my boyfriend and my personal tutor at uni but I've come away feeling so confused. I explained how i felt and I think she said that was going to make a referral, but what does this mean? She didn't give a diagnosis, or say pull yourself together nothing's wrong. If I have been referred, who to? How will these people contact me? I have another appointment with her on the 12th so should I just wait and ask her then? Thanks for any help

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    Hi Marcella,

    The GP is probably referring you for some therepy like CBT or to a mental health specialist don't let that word scare you but Unfortunatly depression or anxiety comes under mental health.I don't know your problem but it is obvious it is a specialist in your field.Take Care, let us know how it goes.

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    Hey there, you have no need to worry. The most likely reason is as Joan said, you will be referred to a specialist... That is just to say that it will most likely be another doctor who will have studied mental issues as their main pathway. This is a great thing! It means the doctor you see will be able to talk you through everything more easily and you will get a more varied choice of actions, it also means that you will have the chance to ask any questions in the knowledge that the doctor can answer with specifics as opposed to a vague outlined response 😊
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    ah ok I see, do either of you know how they'll contact me? I've heard referrals can take weeks and weeks?
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    They can take their time. I've had referrals that have taken months but when it comes to issues such as these they tend to be relatively pacey. Depending on what they are referring you to. Usually a letter or a phone call... If it is for councelling it may take some time, they can be quite understaffed in that respect. My advice would be to speak to your tutor and see what help your school or uni has. They usually have a student department with councellors to talk to. They are immensely helpful, particularly with regards to your work!
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