"Lack of support and help from my GP"

About: Derbyshire County PCT

(as the patient),

I have had anxiety and depression for around 18 months. I have reactive depression. I was not getting any better. I was made to feel a nuisance. My GP kept sending me back to work and my counsellor had to intervene as I felt that bad. I think that being made to keep going back to work made my anxiety and depression last longer. It seemed like his thing was that people worse of than me were being made to work by the DWP. I was not given any help, ie counselling or any advice. Just drugs. My sick note to work said - 'low mood and anxiety', which to me demeans the depression.

I have now gone to another practice where I am treated with more respect, offered counselling and I am now after all this long time, getting better.

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