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Hello! I want to look fir help but dont know where to start.

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Hello! I want to look f0r help but don't know where to start. How do I know what kind of help I need. I am bulimic for 30 years,depressed, and now for the past 2 years I have a contsant urge to pick my back.Also I am Alcoholic! Which I do often.I don't want this anymore!! Please help me find some help! Im a mess! Do I need a psychiatrist , pyschologist, sociol worker ? And should they specialize in something, OCD??
           Thanks
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Rossi replied 7 years ago.

Good Morning,

 

The best place to start is to be evaluated by a psychiatrist who can offer medication to manage the symptoms (many individuals with eating disorders respond well to antidepressants like Prozac.) Next, connect with a counselor. You would want to make sure the counselor and MD specialize in eating disorders, substance abuse, depression and dermatiollomania.

 

If your insurance covers treatment called intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment, that may also be a good start.

 

Look for some women's AA groups in your area (call #211 united way for a list )

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