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A 64-year-old male asked:

When do i need a psychiatrist?! i am 64 diabetic

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Dr. Nicholas Stratas
Psychiatry 61 years experience
Speak w ur MD: Best to share what is going on that makes you ask the question with your primary doctor, or here. If you do not have one then getting the name of a doctor on your insurance panel and scheduling a consultation.
Dr. Rachel Goldstein
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Work, love, and play: When mental health problem(s) impair one's ability to take care of oneself or to function in work, love, or play endeavors (or boss, spouse, close friend, etc., thinks this is so), there may be a treatable mental illness/disorder holding one back. Psychiatric diagnosis ; effective treatment may enable one's return to or achievement of one's potential in the area(s) of life that are compromised.

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Last updated Jan 15, 2016

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