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Depression & Anxiety and Alcohol

Depression & Anxiety

This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care.

It is used by your doctor to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment.

It can also be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression.

PHQ-9 Depression Assessment Questionnaire

 


Talkworks

 

TALKWORKS (Depression and Anxiety Service) North Devon - click link to view website. 

TALKWORKS is a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service for adults, offering effective treatments and therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

 

They can help you if you are feeling low in mood, stressed or depressed as well helping you if you live with panic attacks, social anxiety/shyness, phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and health anxiety.


 

Alcohol*Drink less

The consumption of alcohol is a regular occurrence in our society. It's strongly linked to how we like to socialise and when consumed within moderate limits it isn't generally a problem for most people. For some people - men over 40 and women past the menopauses - low intakes of one or two drinks a day can actually reduce the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease. However, drinking more doesn't offer more protection, and above the recommended limits alcohol soon begins to increase your risk of stroke, heart attack and heart failure.

To help us quantify the amount of we drink, alcohol is measured in units. This is easily calculated by multiplying the alcohol percentage of your drink with the volume of the drink (in litres).

For example a large glass (250ml) of wine (strength 12%) will contain 3 units of alcohol - worked out like this:

0.25 litres x 12 = 3 units You can quickly work out your own alcohol intake with this easy calculator.

(*Taken from patient.info website.)

Please answer the questions in the short questionnaire to enable us to assess your alcohol consumption rate and offer advice if necessary.

Alcohol Consumption Questionnaire



 
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