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What could my doctor do or say if i tell him i am depressed and having suicidal thoughts and i am unable to work because of it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is likely that: Your physician would ask to refer you to see a mental health care professional (such as a psychiatrist or a psychologist). A comprehensive evaluation will help to determine the best treatment plan for you. If you are imminently suicidal, your physician would likely refer you directly to an emergency room to ensure your safety ; to obtain expedited psychiatric services. Please be honest w your dr.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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