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Im struggling with anxiety...

Im struggling with anxiety and depression and i have taken several medications cymbalta cipralax and now i am on a new one i forget what it is called

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?

Yes i have spoken with doctors about it but i was wondering if i should go to a psych

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?

Not really

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Mental Health Professional: LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker replied 5 months ago
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Hi, thank you for writing. My name is***** am sorry to hear you are struggling. I do believe that if you have tried a few medications under the guidance of your primary care doctor without relief, then it is advisable that you go see a specialist (a psychiatrist) to help assess what other options you may have for treatment. I also recommend you consider making an appointment with a mental health professional like a therapist, as depression and anxiety especially can have large behavioral components that can be addressed by a therapist. While some people can do well with one or the other, best practices for the treatment of anxiety and depression still point to combinations of medications and counseling to achieve best results.

Here is my favorite website for locating counselors in your community. https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/ Please don't hesitate to reply if you'd like to chat further!

I hope you feel better very soon,

-Leah

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Mental Health Professional: LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker replied 5 months ago

Hi, just checking back to see if I can help further? Let me know :)

-Leah

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