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What type of doctor should i see about depression?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Primary care first: See your primary care doctor = internal medicine or family medicine doctor first. They may then refer you to a psychiatrist and psychologist for medical treatment and counseling, respectively.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

What type of doctor can help me in depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A psychiatrist or : A clinical psychologist are good options. Sometimes general practice or family doctors also work with depression.
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When should I see a doctor for my depression ?

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Dr. Jane Velez
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Treating depression: I believe that psychotherapy is the first activity one should engage in when depressed. If the depression is mild, therapy can treat it. If it is long-term or severe, your therapist will tell you that medication is warranted. The best results when treating depression quickly include both counseling and medication.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Do you think I should see a doctor about depression and help?

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Dr. Dov Finman
Adolescent Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: Yes if it is moderate to severe. If it's mild you can try to get through it by talking to people in your peer group for support. There are also plenty of very good self-help books on depression that can help you change the way your thinking about things. If you're depression is negatively impacting work or school, then you should seek therapy.
A 22-year-old female asked:

How do I deal with my depression until I am able to see my doctor in about a month?

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Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry 24 years experience
It depends: If you are waiting to see your general doctor to deal with the depression, ask to get in sooner or see a psychiatrist. If you are suffering from debilitating, severe depression, you can't wait a month to see your doctor: you need to get in as soon as possible. If you are seriously thinking about suicide, page your doctor, go to the er and/or call 911. Call us1-800-273-talk (8255).
A member asked:

I've been feeling more tired and have some depression. When should I see the doctor?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
See ur primary care: If it's been a long time since you've seen your primary care physician, now would be a good time to come back and get evaluated. If it bothers you that much to type a question on healthtap, then it's a good time to see a doc to make sure nothing is going on.

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