I have a history of depression and anxiety, so when my neurologist suggested I consider an alternative neurosurgery option, I was intrigued.
“This was not the most promising option for me,” I told him.
“I have been told I can’t work with people with anxiety and depression.”
I didn’t want to do a job that I didn’st like and I didnt want to be on my own.
The neurologist agreed to let me try out the alternative, but after six weeks I still had some questions.
“What about my depression?” he asked.
I asked if he had ever had depression and if it had ever bothered him.
He answered, “Yes.”
I felt relieved and I knew that I would have a great outcome.
But the next day, I felt a familiar wave of nausea.
I had been told for months that I couldn’t work in an environment where I had to be in constant contact with a doctor and his team.
The only thing I could do was wait to be told that I could work with neurosurgeons.
I began to wonder if the neurologist had misdiagnosed me.
As the days went by, I began hearing from other patients who had similar experiences.
“My neurologist has told me that my anxiety is just another manifestation of my depression,” said a patient, who asked that I not be named.
“It’s really not that big of a deal for me.
It’s just another thing that needs to be addressed.”
Another woman told me, “He has never treated me as a person.
He just treats me as an illness.”
The neurologists were reluctant to treat anxiety.
They told me they believed that anxiety is not a disease, but rather a “condition.”
They told my doctor that I had a “very severe” case of depression, and that my psychiatrist was not treating me as such.
“You’re a doctor, you’re supposed to treat people, not just the symptoms of their disease,” one of them told me.
“But you’re treating symptoms of a disease.”
I continued to feel guilty.
I couldn, in fact, work with a neurosurgeon who didn’t believe that my symptoms were a disease.
I kept thinking that it’s okay for people with chronic pain and other conditions to work with me in an attempt to find a way out of their pain, but when I finally went to the neurosurger, I had an epiphany.
“We need to find out if you have depression,” the neurology specialist told me during my appointment.
“There are a number of things that we need to be looking at,” he said.
“The fact that you have a depression is one thing, but there are other things that you need to get checked out, too.”
We found that the depression symptoms were mild.
The rest of the symptoms, such as a lack of interest in my work, my social life, my friends, my family, and my pets, were moderate.
The neurosurge diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder, or generalized anxiety syndrome.
He recommended that I seek psychological help.
I took my diagnosis to the doctor’s office for a second opinion.
I was treated with anxiety medication, which was the only thing that could help me relax and focus.
I felt like I had just stepped into a movie theater.
The treatment helped my anxiety, but I was also struggling to relax and be comfortable in my new environment.
But it wasn’t long before my anxiety was back, and I was in the ER again.
The symptoms of generalized anxiety were still there, but the depression was gone.
I am still a bit confused about why the neurosciences have not made the diagnosis of generalized generalized anxiety a disease or disorder, but instead a symptom.
I have always been told that generalized anxiety is a disorder.
But is there really a difference between depression and generalized anxiety?
Are we actually talking about a condition, or are we just talking about one of many conditions?
My psychiatrist said that I was lucky that the neurologists did not think I had depression.
He said that my neurologists have been “really good” and “really helpful.”
However, I have seen that other neurosurgeries have been less helpful.
One neurosurist told me she thought I had generalized anxiety because I was depressed.
But she also told me I should take medication.
I tried to tell her I did not need medication, but she did not take me seriously.
“Oh, you need medication,” she said.
I’m not going to prescribe it, but we’ll see what happens.
In a few months, I will have my first appointment with a neurologist, but at the time I was struggling to adjust to a new place.
My neurologist told us that I need to take my medication to ease the symptoms.
We started my first day of work at the neurologies office by discussing my mental