A 66-year-old female asked:
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Is seeing a psychologist for empty nest and fear cause son in military considered a mental illness ? On work app do I answer Y or N to ? Do you have

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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Therapy: I wouldn't label this so harshly as a "mental illness." What I hear is a mother in pain, and needing psychotherapy. Get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist, and speak aloud and freely about what pains you.
Answered on Aug 1, 2016
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