Anxiety diagnosis

See your GP if anxiety is affecting your daily life. Because there are so many varied symptoms, anxiety can be difficult to diagnose or distinguish from other mental health conditions such as depression.

Your GP may ask you questions about the symptoms you are experiencing, your feelings of fear and anxiety as well as your personal life. You may find it difficult to talk to someone about your emotions, but it’s important to try and be honest and open in order for the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis.

You can ask for a telephone appointment with your GP if it would be too difficult for you to see them in person.

They may refer you to a mental health specialist for a full assessment. Your GP may also carry out other examinations and tests in order to rule out other conditions which have similar symptoms.

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