So I go to my GP with an injury. Typically they'll ask what I do for a job, as if it doesn't stop me working then it's not deemed to be all that important and I'll just get told to rest. But what if it's affecting my mental health? Is it likely to make any difference to whether they think I need to get it treated properly rather than just rest if exercise is my self medication for depression and resting is really getting me down?
It's all a bit academic as it's a rib/chest injury I don't think they can do anything for (I'm unconvinced of the value of going to the physio either, which is where I'd usually go first with a sports injury), but just wondering if it would make any difference if there was any treatment I could get.