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Ok, so I saw my friendly, warm, supportive GP on Friday....

so far so good.

then, I ask to check anxiety is included in some form in my official medical diagnosis....I need to know for work purposes, ya know...and also I need to have some semblance of the correct diagnosis.....

and you'd think, having seen her regularly for 2 plus years, and my pdoc (ex pdoc now)having said verbally about my depression, anxiety and panic attacks being due to things in my past, and who gave me meds to help with unbearable severe anxiety (inc. hyper-vigilance....) that is mostly PTSd related...

well. you won't believe this.

the only thing down in my official diagnosis, in the letter from my pdoc is depression.

um......

its like I have an aching ankle = depression, from a broken leg = anxiety/PTSD, and all the medics are taking seriously is the damn aching ankle.

thank goodness my therapist is paying attention to where it is needed, where I am 'broken' inside.

but the ;):):cussing: NHS..................

she said I could put anxiety and depression down officially. my GP gave me the anxiety and depression connection talk...but my anxiety is more than just an offshoot of depression...more like the other way round...being constantly on hyper-alert and feeling unsafe in public can be :wtf: depressing.

I don't want to change my GP, but how the heck can I get a correct diagnosis medically, that would fit with the diagnosis my therapist would give??? (PTSD and depression, recovering from Borderline traits, dissociation)

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I don't want to change my GP, but how the heck can I get a correct diagnosis medically, that would fit with the diagnosis my therapist would give??? (PTSD and depression, recovering from Borderline traits, dissociation)

The first thing that came to mind was "bring a shotgun to the next appt.", but that might not be

considered productive...

it could be that NHS considers depression to be one of the big disablers, with anxiety, borderline,

and so forth just something you take a chill pill for.

exempli gratis:

depression -> "Crazy. (A suitable case for treatment)"

anxiety -> "Have you tried yoga?"

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GPs are not very good at giving you a black and white diagnosis, and they mostly feel that is your pdoc's area. They are all afraid of potentially litigious patients, too.

Why do you need your GP's diagnoses to correspond with your specialist's diagnoses? What makes you think you need that anyway?

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