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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
i went to my GP yesterday.. well i wanted advise on my eating disorder but she really didn't help much with that i found.. instead i found myself being given two questionnaires testing me for depression and generalised anxiety disorder.. i have to go back on tuesday and see her again with my questionnaires.. yes i am worried/scared about the final outcome.. i really do not no what to expect anymore.. can 9 years of severe bullying from teachers and students and 18 years of emotional abuse at home really cause all of this.. it has affected me i feel.. and i cannot go to uni till i am better so i hope next year now..

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You can go to uni, there's support for this kind of thing there buddy. It's GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD that you're getting help and following through. I've got an engineering degree and a postgrad and I was suffering from some of my most severe bouts of depression from my 2nd year.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You sound disappointed with the reaction you got from your GP?

    What would you like her to do?

    Jed
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i cannot go this year anyway.. i need work experience.. i got all declines.. so i am trying again next year.. seeing an advisor on monday
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well i wanted advise with my eating which she didn't really give me
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    These things come in stages. She's laying down a base line for how you're feeling.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    L0U1S3 wrote: »
    well i wanted advise with my eating which she didn't really give me

    On your other thread you said that you were going to see a specialist about your eating last Thursday, was that not helpful then?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh so it has to be done in stages... and yes that place was helpful! i am starting group sessions wednesday evening from 6 then at 7 they have a social :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    L0U1S3 wrote: »
    oh so it has to be done in stages... and yes that place was helpful! i am starting group sessions wednesday evening from 6 then at 7 they have a social :)

    That sounds good - so what kind of advice did you want from your GP about eating?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i wanted to no what it was..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    L0U1S3 wrote: »
    i wanted to no what it was..


    Have you asked her for advice in relation to your eating habits then?

    The questionnaires will help your doctor to see how much the problems you are having are affecting your life, and help her to decide on what might be the best form of treatment to offer you.

    Based on what you have said on other threads, it sounds as if you may have an eating disorder, whilst also suffering with depression. Both of these conditions can affect eating habits and self-image, but not necessarily for the same reasons.

    However, there is only one of you, and you are a person and not a collection of disorders! So any treatments that help you, can also help the disorders you may be suffering with. For example, group work, and social therapy is likely to help with both conditions.

    Group work combined with one-to-one therapy can work very well for all kinds of mental health conditions.

    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is recognised as the most effective one-to-one treatment for depression, and it has been shown to be effective in the treatment of eating disorders. If you feel up to handling both forms of treatment, then maybe have a word with your GP about CBT.

    The other thing that will definitely help you if you persist with it is to learn to relax your mind and body at a deep level.

    This book explains how to achieve the skills involved with deep relaxation, and it contains an 8-week course and a CD to help with the exercises:-

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindfulness-practical-guide-finding-frantic/dp/074995308X

    However, it’s important that you only take on as much as you feel comfortable with so that you feel in control and happy about the pace of things. But knowing what the options are is often half way to getting to where you want to be.

    Research done by a team of psychologists at the O.U. found that a high number of young women suffering with eating disorders were well above average intelligence. However, by not eating they managed to deplete their ability to think about things in a complex way. The theory the team worked to was that they did this to help them to manage difficulties suffered with making decisions. I attended a lecture they gave and it went on for two hours and was absolutely fascinating. As part of the support they gave to the young women they agreed a contract whereby the females agreed to eat enough to keep them out of hospital, but not so much that their psychological problems would become more difficult to manage. The team gave them a lot of support, 24/7, and so that was an incentive to maintain their health by just eating enough to stay out of trouble. It was great, one of the most impressive and innovative forms of therapy I have seen.

    Part of their approach involved using CBT.

    If you feel up to it, I recommend you give it a go - perhaps when you have settled into the other help you mentioned.

    Jed
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