Mental Health, Insomnia and Anxiety

If you are suffering from any kind of mental health problem then MeeDoc can help. Issues such as sleeping problems, anxiety, depression and insomnia can have a huge impact on your life; you may even feel like these issues control your life most of the time. MeeDoc is here to help.

Common symptoms

The symptoms of a person suffering with a mental health disorder can be varied and will often change depending on the individual. However some of the most common mental health disorder symptoms to look out for include:

  • Mood swings
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Inability to sleep
  • Irritability
  • Acting irrationally
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Isolating oneself
  • Drastic change in personality- becoming more introverted and quiet
  • Refusal to leave the house/bedroom
  • Panic attacks

There are other symptoms which can indicate that you or someone you love is suffering from a mental health disorder including some more rare symptoms such as alopecia (hair loss) and the appearance of repetitive destructive behaviours such as skin picking, scratching or lip biting.

Treatment

The treatment of mental health issues varies depending on the specific issue. A doctor may recommend a course of drug treatment or recommend that you be referred to a psychiatrist for a course of counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT can help you to understand why you feel a certain way and what triggers it and help to learn to cope and manage with all that life throws at you in a more reasonable manner. Drug therapies are a way of medically altering the hormone levels in your body to help improve mood, calm anxiety, aid and encourage healthy sleep patterns and much more.

If the doctor you speak to recommends a drug treatment plan for you then it will have a much more immediate effect on whatever mental health problems you are facing. The GP may also recommend that you have some psychological therapy too in order to fully help you recover. Anti-depressants, anti-anxiety and sleeping aids can all come with possible side effects so it is important to discuss this with the GP you are communicating with to ensure that you are fully informed and aware of any potential risks.

Reasons to speak to a doctor

If you or someone you love is suffering from any kind of mental health disorder then it is vital to consult a doctor. Mental health problems won’t disappear by themselves, and in many cases, if left untreated can get much worse until they take over a person’s life. There is no shame in admitting that you need help from time to time and the qualified doctors who you can contact through MeeDoc can help you from the comfort and security of your own home. You won’t need to build up the courage to leave the house or speak to someone face to face if you don’t want to. We understand that voicing your worries takes courage and we will treat your MeeDoc consultation with the delicacy and respect that it deserves.