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Private Consultations and Treatments for Anxiety

*Referrals to psychiatrist by a Gogodoc GP

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.
We all feel anxious at times but for some people, they find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives.

The information in this section is about a specific condition called Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event. People with GAD feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed.

Causes of Anxiety

 

The exact cause of GAD isn’t fully understood, although it’s likely that a combination of several factors plays a role. 

  • – Overactivity in areas of the brain involved in emotions and behaviour
  • – An imbalance of the brain chemicals serotonin and noradrenaline, which are involved in the control and regulation of mood
  • – The genes you inherit from your parents – you’re estimated to be 5 times more likely to develop GAD if you have a close relative with the condition
  • – History of stressful or traumatic experiences
  • – Having a painful long-term health condition, such as arthritis
  • – Having a history of drug or alcohol misuse

But many people develop GAD for no apparent reason.

 

Symptoms of Anxiety

 

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) can affect you both physically and mentally.
GAD can cause a change in your behaviour and the way you think and feel about things, resulting in symptoms such as:

  • – Restlessness or a sense of dread
  • – Feeling constantly “on edge”
  • – Difficulty concentrating and irritability

GAD can also have a number of physical symptoms, including:

  • – Dizziness, tiredness or headaches
  • – Heart palpitations
  • – Trembling or shaking
  • – Excessive sweating
  • – Shortness of breath
  • – Stomach ache or feeling sick
  • – Difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia)

 

Treatment for Anxiety

 

GAD can have a significant effect on your daily life, but several different treatments are available that can ease your symptoms. These include:

  • – Psychological therapies – you can get psychological therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
  • – Medication – such as a type of antidepressant called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

There are also many things you can do yourself to help reduce your anxiety, such as: 

  • – Going on a self-help course
  • – Exercising regularly
  • – Stopping smoking
  • – Cutting down on the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink

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Our doctors may not be able to speak to you immediately. If you are feeling suicidal or need more urgent support please speak to Samaritans on 116 123 or call 111. You can also call 999 or take your self to your local accident and emergency department if needed.

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Ali AlrayeesAli Alrayees
09:59 11 May 22
GP was really understanding and quite helpful. All in all the team and doctors provided an excellent Service. Highly recommended!!
Telma PosseTelma Posse
12:22 24 Mar 22
I called this morning and they gave me an appointment in the next 2 hours. Fast, efficient and caring! Thanks for your help and time today
Siobhan HennessySiobhan Hennessy
16:24 27 Feb 22
I was let down by my own GP and NHS 111. Gogodoc were fantastic at listening to my problem and prescribed me antibiotics which have eased my symptoms so much. The prescription was sent to me within 10 minutes of getting off the phone. Excellent service would highly recommend and will use again in... future.read more
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17:06 01 Feb 22
I need some medical advice and services. Dr. Patel was patient, informative and accommodating. Exactly what I want in a medical service. It was painless. I’m not going anywhere else.
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19:13 06 Jan 22
Needed a sick note for university — managed to book an appointment and get a sick note within hours. Super fast service and very helpful doctors and staff. Very happy with my experience 🙂
Bridget HowellBridget Howell
19:21 01 Jan 22
I was able to arrange an appointment very quickly. The administration team were superb and efficient. The doctor was supportive and helpful and I was in the pharmacy within half an hour to collect my prescription. Excellent service - thank you.One small improvement might be to offer booking... slots to select which are not between 3 - 4 hours but 1 - 2 hours.read more
Ann StaffordAnn Stafford
10:29 19 Jun 21
The whole process was excellent. I wasn't hurried along in any way, so kudos to your admin and medical staff for taking time. By far the best private online GP service I have used, and I will be recommending you to others. This prompt response and treatment also meant I didn't have to worry. Thank... you very muchread more
Ali AlrayeesAli Alrayees
09:59 11 May 22
GP was really understanding and quite helpful. All in all the team and doctors provided an excellent Service. Highly recommended!!
Telma PosseTelma Posse
12:22 24 Mar 22
I called this morning and they gave me an appointment in the next 2 hours. Fast, efficient and caring! Thanks for your help and time today
Siobhan HennessySiobhan Hennessy
16:24 27 Feb 22
I was let down by my own GP and NHS 111. Gogodoc were fantastic at listening to my problem and prescribed me antibiotics which have eased my symptoms so much. The prescription was sent to me within 10 minutes of getting off the phone. Excellent service would highly recommend and will use again in... future.read more
Glen WilcottGlen Wilcott
17:06 01 Feb 22
I need some medical advice and services. Dr. Patel was patient, informative and accommodating. Exactly what I want in a medical service. It was painless. I’m not going anywhere else.
samara choudhurysamara choudhury
19:13 06 Jan 22
Needed a sick note for university — managed to book an appointment and get a sick note within hours. Super fast service and very helpful doctors and staff. Very happy with my experience 🙂
Bridget HowellBridget Howell
19:21 01 Jan 22
I was able to arrange an appointment very quickly. The administration team were superb and efficient. The doctor was supportive and helpful and I was in the pharmacy within half an hour to collect my prescription. Excellent service - thank you.One small improvement might be to offer booking... slots to select which are not between 3 - 4 hours but 1 - 2 hours.read more
Ann StaffordAnn Stafford
10:29 19 Jun 21
The whole process was excellent. I wasn't hurried along in any way, so kudos to your admin and medical staff for taking time. By far the best private online GP service I have used, and I will be recommending you to others. This prompt response and treatment also meant I didn't have to worry. Thank... you very muchread more
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