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When I first went to my doctors with the symptoms I now know to have been caused by anxiety it took me seeing three doctors to be finally diagnosed with it.
I know GPs have a limited knowledge on mental health problems in general but the first two doctors I saw dismissed it immediately even when I asked if anxiety was the problem.
Happily the third and the youngest doctor I saw was great and I still see him to this day.
He immediately referred me to the mental health team in my area and at that time in my life almost certainly saved my life...I owe him a lot and although it's his job he really does care and never rushes an appointment..I see him every 2 months for my meds and tells me if I need someone to talk to then I only have to make an appointment at anytime for a chat...it's people like him that makes me want to get better.
I've talked to other people who say they'd love a doctor like mines as theirs either don't understand or gives them "the pull yourself together" advice.
Anyone else had experiences like that?
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