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Dr. Z, Psychologist
Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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Looking guidance and diagnosis problems I have been

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Looking for some guidance and diagnosis for some problems I have been experiencing
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I cannot provide a definitive diagnosis over the internet, but I can speculate to a diagnosis and treatment plan that you would have to receive from a qualified mental health professional. May I ask, what are your symptoms and how long have they been present? Have you tried any form of treatment previously and if so what kind?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The main issue is loss of memory, I often have social anxiety when talking to people. Other than feeling dark I don't really have any emotions anymore, I feel like I'm trapped in my own head with constant negative noise. Feeling of overwhelming emptiness and hopelessness
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

And how long has this been an issue for you and have you tried any treatments to remedy these symptoms?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Its been well over a year now, I had an MRI scan last year for random physical jolts and aches in my head got the all clear after the scan
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

After you presented with no physical abnormalities, what did the doctor say was the cause of your symptoms?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My local GP have been no help at all, been offered anti depressants and beta blockers. I wasn't even given a diagnosis or opinion
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have been referred to a Pschychologist but the waiting list in UK is huge on the NHS
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The surgeon doctor said it was most likely shock from the sudden death of my Father in 2014
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

I would agree that you are suffering from Depression, Anxiety, and psychosomatic symptoms (physical symptoms caused by a mental health issue). The memory issue is a common cognitive deficit related to both depression and anxiety because the increased stress causes an increase in Cortisol in the brain. This increase unfortunately causes impairment of the Temporal Lobe which is where you process, store, and access memories...so memory impairment is common with increased Cortisol. Also your emotional numbness is consistent with a Severe Depressive Disorder. An antidepressant and beta blocker, for anxiety, would be beneficial for you and could help to lessen your symptoms significantly.

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 10 months ago.

I hope this answers your question and gives you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.

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