Benefits for sufferers of Anxiety

The following benefits are available for those suffering from Anxiety, Depression and IBD, depending on individual circumstances. Click the item for relevant link to external site Employment Support Allowance (ESA) Work Related Group – Income based Housing Benefit Council Tax Benefit Carers Allowance Disabled Living Allowance Blue Badge Parking Scheme Mobility Scheme

Primary & Secondary care

Following a recent visit to the GP, I think I have a slightly better understanding of how care operates in the NHS, UK Initially a patient approaches their Doctor, our General Practitioner (GP) when we feel unwell. The GP can prescribe certain medication for mental health illness, including Citalopram which was prescribed to me initially… Continue reading Primary & Secondary care


Medication for Anxiety & Depression seems to fall into 2 groups: Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI’s) SSRI’s include Citalopram and are supposed to increase the level of serotonin in the brain which lifts mood, as people who are depressed produce less serotonin which is a neurotransmitter, that is it carries… Continue reading SSRI’s & SNRI’s

My Medication

My Medication for anxiety and depression is considered below, click on the image for more information from NHS UK about the drug Citalopram was initially prescribed and my dose was slowly increased to 40 mg per day. My health got worse, whether this was eased or exacerbated by the Citalopram is unknown, this prescription was… Continue reading My Medication

Treatment for Anxiety & Depression

The general principle of treatment seems to be that medication will help you on the road to recovery whilst therapy and/or time will actually enable the recovery; well this is the case for anxiety and depression so they say. I am told to use the analogy of a broken leg, the medication is the plaster… Continue reading Treatment for Anxiety & Depression

Welcome to My Anxiety

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I suffered a mental health breakdown in 2009 and I am now living with a mental health illness, in the form of my anxiety and depression. I also have Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the form of Ulcerative ColitisMyAnxiety website is maintained by me, an individual living in the United Kingdom. I am a male in… Continue reading Welcome to My Anxiety