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A 48-year-old member asked:

I think my disability has led me into a depression. should i try to talk to a therapist?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 33 years experience
Absolutely: Start with a good psychodiagnostic evaluation with a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist familiar with working with people who have medical or other disabilities. If there is depression, it is usually treatable - combination of therapy and meds may often be better than either alone, depending on severity. For more see: http://cpancf.Com/chronic_pain.Asp.
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Yes: It is very difficult to adjust to disability. A therapist can help you through. I work with many patients with disabilities and refocusing on the abilities you have and on rehabilitation is the best thing to do. Best of luck.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sure: A counselor, therapist, clinical social worker, psychologist, pastoral counselor, primary care doctor or psychiatrist are just a few options.
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Last updated Jul 30, 2020

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