Ask a Psychiatrist and Get Answers to Mental Health Questions ASAP
Hello. I'm online and would be happy to help. Just let me know when you're back in the chatroom and we can discuss this further
Hello. I'm glad that you joined me
Would you mind very much if I asked a couple of questions for further clarity?
First would you mind identifying some of the symptoms you're experiencing
Any feelings of depression?
Thank you for your honesty
How long has it been this bad?
Understood....this sounds like what started off as an adjustment disorder has developed further
Any trouble sleeping?
Thank you. Would you say your symptoms are more along depression or anxiety/panic?
ok, Thank you.
I'd like to offer a couple suggestions to you if I may
The first would be for you to schedule an appointment to see a therapist....you can call your health insurance provider and they can help you find a therapist. I would suggest a therapist that is experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as this is the most effective approach in the treatment of depression. Upon further assessment with the therapist (about 3 sessions or so) you may be referred to see a psychiatrist for a medication evaluation for an antidepressant
The second is a workbook that is based on Cognitive therapy and includes a number of different exercises that can help you to identify further triggers or events that contribute to your symptoms. It will also include ways of coping with the stressors and how to help you relax further. Is it ok to give you the link to the workbook?
Do you have any further questions? I want to make sure that all your questions get answered
Yes it is
it's actually quite common
do you think you have another condition besides the depression?
Not at all! If the therapist is experienced and most that will be on the insurance referrals would be then it's not hard at all.
In all honesty....once treatment starts it typically begins to target symptoms of both conditions
For referrals they may not be...but if you call the 800 number on the back of your card they have crisis counselors that should be available and that will prompt a callback on Monday morning to get you the referrals that you need
You are most welcome. Any other questions?
It's been a pleasure to help you!! You can click the ACCEPT button if there is nothing further to end the chat. I wish you the very best!!