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    Process of diagnosis

    I have never been diagnosed with anything but I strongly believe that I have PTSD/ Depression.
    I'm yet to seek any kind of professional help, but at the minute I feel reluctant about it.
    I'd like to know the process around your diagnosis please, how long it took and what your treatment was.
    I know I'm asking personal questions, I just want to be as informed as possible.

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    Boss Lady ;) Suzi's Avatar
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    My husband went to see our GP and told them a bit about how he was feeling. That was enough to get him a severe clinical depression, severe anxiety, severe social phobia and severe paranoia diagnosis. She then referred him to one of our local CMHTs (Community Mental Health Trusts) to get specialist support with a CPN and a psych....
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    I was diagnosed when my GP referred me urgently to a psychiatrist. I was seen within a couple of weeks. Other the years I have been diagnosed with severe clinical depression, GAD, social anxiety, and obsessive tendencies. I know for a fact that speedy referral, and my subsequent care, saved my life Ive had CBT, relationship counselling (on my own, to deal with the breakdown of my first marriage), have spent time in a psychiatric hospital and am on a number of medications - 2 anti depressants and a mood stabiliser, as well as pain medications that also help my anxiety.
    The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

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    I told my GP and told him how I was feeling who then diagnosed depression and we went down the medication route. I've had several referrals to secondary mental health services, hundreds of hours of counselling and tried various medications. It's not a quick fix and it's not one size fits all unfortunately, but if you have a GP who has an interest in MH they can be worth their weight in gold. I have severe clinical depression, severe anxiety and social anxiety, and it was my last referral and seeing a specialist nurse that got me the treatment I needed.
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    Feeling overwhelmed

    What do you do when you just feel so overwhelmed?
    The reason I searched and joined for a forum like this last night is because during the day, I just got so overwhelmed, I started crying and literally couldn't stop or calm myself down....it took a long time.
    Looking for any breathing exercises etc or anything else that may help

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    Have you tried grounding exercises?

    For example the 5 things exercise? You need to find:

    5 things you can see
    4 things you can hear
    3 thing you can touch
    2 things you can smell
    1 thing you can taste

    General breathing exercises such as breathe in for 4, hold for 4 and breath out for 4...
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    I've never tried anything like this. Thank you

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    Distractions help me, diamond pictures are brilliant as I find the repetitive motion calming
    Tn prdu, jhami s rcbro

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    My children are usually my distraction

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    What about something different that you can use when you are on your own? I crochet, play the piano, cross stitch, garden, stand under a shower....
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