I am trying to establish a relationship with a family doctor so that I can access some programs through our province that require a doctors reference.
My problem is anxiety. It inhibits me and limits my ability to, in the worst moments, give myself adequate self care.
Does anyone have any words of wisdom about preparing to represent your mental health problems to a Doctor?
I feel like I always seem too capable and healthy during a doctor's visit.
I am generally very clear and personable when I can prepare for a predict an interaction ahead of time. I thought about the first visit a lot before hand and seemed to kind of overplay my strengths when I got there (feeling good that day, sun shining). She asked if I was shy, and yes, I am, but I believe it goes beyond that. I feel like I am having trouble representing my anxiety/ mood disorder as an illness. I believe my problems are more than just personality based, as shyness suggests.
Edited by bruna - 12/21/13 at 1:17pm