How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask KansasTherapist Your Own Question

KansasTherapist
KansasTherapist, LSCSW
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 565
Experience:  17 years experience with depression, abuse, and borderline.
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
KansasTherapist is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

No patience irritability always in rush effect ing my job

Customer Question

No patience irritability always in rush effect ing my job relationship
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Elliott, LPCC, NCC replied 1 year ago.
Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.

Dear friend,

You have written a very brief description of your situation - about a dozen words. It seems that you are under a great deal of stress, and are consequently feeling depressed.

I would love to talk some more about this with you, but you will have to tell me more about yourself: age, gender, occupation, social life, family status, and all the stressors in you life.

Why are you always in such a rush?

Please tell me more and I will be able to give you a more thorough and helpful answer.


Warm regards,

Elliott Sewell, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
Elliott, LPCC, NCC, Psychotherapist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 7661
Experience: 35 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor and a college professor.
Elliott, LPCC, NCC and other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
male40 oilfield worker married no children start off good in morning but somthing simple will really get me going lr.get mad ca nt concentrate people notice like be alone not depressed feel got goodlife feel lucky at times but th dings dont go my way get pissed wanna fight later feel exhausrted
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Other.
Did. Not receive can't find
Expert:  KansasTherapist replied 1 year ago.
You do have a number of symptoms of depression, irritability, difficulty concentrating, wanting to be alone, tired much of the time. The fact that you have a good life doesn't necessarily rule depression out. Are you having any trouble sleeping, or sleeping too much? Any change in your appetite or weight?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i feel like i sleep well just snap at people often cry when see or hear good act or deed on e i get in rush mode cant stop when i work work hard wont stop for anything just keep going just wish i could calm down quicker somedays worse than others but happens more often it seams


 


 

Expert:  KansasTherapist replied 1 year ago.
My honest opinion is that you would benefit from trying an antidepressant. You may not have a feeling that means depression to you, but I think with all the symptoms you have, that seems most likely to work for you.
KansasTherapist, LSCSW
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 565
Experience: 17 years experience with depression, abuse, and borderline.
KansasTherapist and other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Elliott, LPCC, NCC replied 1 year ago.
Dear friend,

I believe that the advice you received from L. Benson is not sound and possibly very risky, and I have so informed her. Being so driven as you say you are, that you can't even stop for anything is an indicator that you may have bipolar disorder, which is a mood disorder, that can include elements of depression, but also of manic behavior, which is very driven, such as you describe.

Of course you need a proper diagnosis, but if you do have bipolar, then it may be very harmful to you to take an antidepressant, and this kind of medication can increase your manic behavior, trigger swings between mania and depression, causing rapid cycling between the two states, or even cause mania and depression to work at the same time.

The result of this could be catastrophic and lead you to a breakdown, or to suicidal thinking or behavior.

You condition warrants an examination by a medical doctor who specializes in mental disorders and psychotropic drugs. They are called psychiatrists and are best suited to treat you for bipolar disorder, if that is indeed what you have.

Many general practitioners make the same mistake of giving antidepressants to polar patients, thus sending them to the hospital.

I urge you to get a professional opinion with a face-to-face examination with a psychiatrist.

This disorder can be controlled.

Warm regards,

Elliott Sewell, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i will see a doctor thank you Elliot surely dont wanna make matters worse


 

Expert:  Elliott, LPCC, NCC replied 1 year ago.
Best to you, my friend.

Warm regards,

Elliott
Expert:  Doctor Kevin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for choosing this website. My approach is mental health not mental illness. I would like to offer another opinion as to what's going on. The stress of not being able to be with your wife and having such a demanding job that requires intense physical labor may be making you lose your temper and become irritable. The most common complaint among men who have been separated from their families to work is being short tempered. This is especially true if the job is as demanding as working on an oil rig. You notice that you feel better after you visited your wife? If so much of your problems may have been caused by you being separated from the woman you love who is able to calm you down and put things in perspective. Let me know what you think of this perspective.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Keane's Avatar

    Dr. Keane

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1262
    Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/Dr.Keane/2013-8-20_204325_drkeane.64x64.jpg Dr. Keane's Avatar

    Dr. Keane

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1262
    Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RE/resolutions66/2011-1-17_05728_IMG8202smilingeditedforJustAnswer.64x64.jpg Elliott, LPCC, NCC's Avatar

    Elliott, LPCC, NCC

    Psychotherapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    5024
    35 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor and a college professor.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/formybunch/2010-12-06_191055_img_0975.jpg Kate McCoy, M.Ed, NBCC, LPC's Avatar

    Kate McCoy, M.Ed, NBCC, LPC

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3733
    Over 20 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, and relationship issues.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrAkiraOlsen/2012-2-20_746_AkiraADpicmain.64x64.jpg Dr. Olsen's Avatar

    Dr. Olsen

    Psychologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2336
    PsyD Psychologist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/norriem/2009-5-27_134249_nm.jpg Norman M.'s Avatar

    Norman M.

    Psychotherapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2193
    UK trained in hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy and have been in private practice. ADHP(NC), DEHP(NC), UKCP Registered and ECP.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PsychologyProf/2010-07-15_171248_logos060400409.jpg Dr. Michael's Avatar

    Dr. Michael

    Psychologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2177
    Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology with 30 years of experience in private practive and as a clinical psychology university professor.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KURTEMMERLING/2010-07-23_215531_just_ask_picture1.jpg Steven Olsen's Avatar

    Steven Olsen

    Therapist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1727
    More than twenty years of expertise in counseling, psychological diagnosis and education