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A 37-year-old male asked:

As ive aged, ive learned that some of my struggles in life could be mental disorders that could be helped by medicine. what are the 1st steps?

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Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
See a professional: Go and talk to a professional mental health provider, and be open and honest about your concerns and experiences. If you are not, the provider will not really be able to help you. Allow some diagnostic work and then, as a good consumer, do some reading about the recommended treatment plan if there is one recommended. It is an investment in your self, and worth it as you participate.

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