What Can a GP Actually Do About Mental Health?
A GP is always the starting point for any health concerns you may have, mental or physical. Some people assume that a GP cannot help with mental health problems but this is far from the truth. Admittedly, there is no quick fix prescription but a GP mental health assessment can signpost the way to other support options. If you want to be able to make an immediate appointment to see a doctor then PTMD can offer a private GP service in Warwick and a private GP service in Birmingham.
How can you tell if you have mental health problems or concerns?
There isn’t necessarily a mental health test, but your GP will ask you certain questions, the answers to which may confirm that you have some mental health concerns. Some of these indicators may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling low
- Constantly worrying or being anxious
- Thinking negative thoughts about yourself
- Being irritable or moody
- Finding it hard to concentrate
- Not enjoying your life as much as you used to
- Finding day to day life difficult so not feeling up to washing or eating, neglecting personal care
- Experiencing trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Seeing or hearing things that other people do not see or hear
What can a GP actually offer?
A GP mental health assessment involves trying to understand how you are feeling by asking a range of questions. Understanding what you are experiencing will help your GP find the right outcomes for you.
Your GP can offer medication like anti-depressants if he thinks they are appropriate or there is the option of talking therapies of which there is a very wide range. Simple lifestyle changes can also hugely improve mental health.
If you want to see a doctor without delay then take advantage of PTMD’s private GP service in Warwick and private GP service in Birmingham. Appointment times are designed around your busy life with early morning, late evening and weekend slots available. Visit our website to find out more and experience an appointment at your leisure with a GP just when you need to see one. https://www.pharmacytomydoor.co.uk/