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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
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
Solution Focused Brief Therapy or Brief Therapy or Solution Focus is really a form of coaching. The significance for me is that the focus is on the positive rather than dwelling on the past or the negative So typical questions are the opener of ‘So, what has gone well in the last 2 weeks?’ A… Continue reading Solution Focused Brief Therapy
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 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
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
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