News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Psychiatry Answers List

Forum Name: Psychiatric Topics

Question: Starting to worry myself because of unusual behaviour


 Crapulence - Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:57 am

Hi there, I'm wondering if I should make an appointment with my GP because I'm starting to worry myself now.

Basically, the last few months my sleeping has been more atrocious than normal. I have real problems getting to sleep unless there's something like a film that I know well going on in the background. I find every excuse I can think of not to leave my house unless I really have to, and I don't really enjoy doing things until I'm doing them (if that makes sense, like shopping). Don't particularly enjoy socialising with people either. I just seem to be annoying myself thinking negatively like this too. I exercise over 30 minutes every other day and walk everywhere as I don't have a car. If I go to my GP are they likely to tell me I'm just being stupid, because when I explain things I have a tendency to laugh nervously and make out that I'm just being silly. What do you suggest I do? Thanks so much.
 Dr. E. Seigle - Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:25 pm

Hi crapulence,

It sounds like a good idea for you to see your GP or to see a psychiatrist to discuss how you are feeling. You may be experiencing a depression or another condition. Try not to worry about laughig nervously, everyone does that often, and you can let your doctor know that you do that when you are nervous. You are brave to bring this up, and the way you feel is certainly in no way silly or to be dismissed. Your GP may be able to give you are referral to a psychiatrist, and that is often the best way to establish the diagnosis and recommended treatment plan for yourself. Good luck, and try not to delay, you deserve to feel better.

-Eliot Seigle MD

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here