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Hi, I have problems concentrating lately and cannot get much work done. I am al

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I have problems concentrating lately and cannot get much work done. I am also feeling a lot of pressure because I have lots of deadlines coming and the anxiety is more paralyzing than motivating. Do I need to go see a psychiatrist or should I see a general doctor ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 6 years ago.



I would suggest that you see a psychiatrist to determine if the difficulty in concentrating is just anxiety or adult attention deficit disorder, or something else like depression. . The treatment for each is different. If it is purely anxiety or depression, you might want to consider psychotherapy. I would recommend the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In CBT, one is taught new ways of thinking and behaving and as a result, one's mood improves. anxiety and depression decrease. In addition CBT is evidenced based as the most effective form of treating anxiety. See:




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