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  • If you have any concerns about mental illness, either for yourself or someone else, see your general practitioner (GP).
  • Sometimes, the symptoms of mental illness can be so confusing for the person experiencing them that they do not realise they are unwell.
  • Psychological treatments can be very helpful for people affected by anxiety disorders or depression.
  • Medications may be helpful for people who are significantly affected by mental illness.

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Reviewed on: 15-10-2019