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Doctors Support Network

The Doctors' Support Network (DSN) is a fully confidential, friendly peer support group for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns including stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and eating disorders.  

Address:
Doctors for Doctors Department, BMA House, Tavistock Square, WC1H 9JP
Telephone:
0330 123 1245, 020 7383 6739
Sector:
Public

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Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
This is the term used to describe experiences such as chronic fear, tension and panic attacks. Some people have an overwhelming feeling of dread that prevents them getting on with everyday life. Sleepless nights and recurring thoughts are common, as well as nausea, palpitations, dizziness and difficulty in breathing. Anxiety is the most common mental health problem people experience.
This is also known as manic depression or bipolar disorder. It is a disorder characterised by swings in a person's mood from very high (mania) to very low (depression).
Services associated to counselling in all its various forms, including one-to-one and group therapy.
Examples of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia and compulsive eating.They are often an expression of deep emotional difficulties and low self esteem. Depression, disturbed sleep patterns, restlessness and disturbance of bodily functions are some of the effects of eating disorders.
Services providing information and advice, or treatment, for illnesses and conditions related to mental health.