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I’m just seeking some help, as I’m struggling with my mental

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Good morning. I’m just seeking some help, as I’m struggling with my mental health and anxiety
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: its mostly work related stress. I have trouble sleeping, sometimes eating. My mood swings very often and I cry almost every day, sometimes two-three times. I’m struggling to concentrate
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: ive been struggling with this for the last two months, and it’s only getting worse
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.
Hi. Dr Hayat here. Welcome to JA
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.

May I please know your age and gender?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Good morning.
Female, 27
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.
Any underlying health issues?
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No, none
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.

In addition to the symptoms mentioned  , any other symptoms?

Suicide ideation ?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No suicidal thoughts. Just easily distracted, feeling down very often
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Increased feeling of not having enough air to breathe, and I’m struggling to eat sometimes
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.

Have you sought help for this earlier? Any treatment you are on?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No, none. And no medications. I’ve been struggling for a few months now, and just been feeling worse recently
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.

You need to be seen by a mental health practitioner.  This will obviously need a referral from the GP.

While waiting for the referral you can start on escitalopram 10mg once a day by asking the GP to start it as it needs a prescription.

Again while waiting for the referral you can also try the nhs talking therapies.  I will send you the link.

It sounds like depression but needs a formal assessment.

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/talking-therapies-medicine-treatments/talking-therapies-and-counselling/nhs-talking-therapies/

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.

Anything else I can help with?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No, thank you for your help
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 21 days ago.
Best wishes.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries or need to follow up. I will be happy to help and guide. Have a nice day.