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My physical ailments are having an impact on my mental wellbeing?

My physical ailments are having an impact on my mental wellbeing? what should I do?

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It is not uncommon for mental health to be affected when dealing with physical ailments, symptoms such as loss of confidence, anxiety and depression can often be seen.

The first step that may be helpful would be to see your GP to discuss the problems you are experiencing and their effect on you and your life. Health psychologists for example are available in some areas and your GP should be able to refer you if you feel they could be of use.

Other forms of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and general therapy can also be found to be very beneficial in situations such as yours. If you are suffering from physical symptoms such as sleeplessness, panic attacks, depression and anxiety your GP may also offer medication to help.

 

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses  

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