A 24-year-old female asked:
i have been on anxiety medication called paxil for almost a year. my gp prescribed it to me but i'm wondering if i should see a psychiatrist. the biggest issue is also affording it. what should be my next step? i still suffer quite a bit
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Can try online: If cost is a big issue, and if a patient is already improved on a single anxiety drug, then she can try looking for a psychiatrist (MD) or psychologist (PhD) online, such as on HealthTap's Concierge premium service. Availability varies by location. Psychiatric drugs are usually not prescribed online, but counselling can be done online. Psychologists are not MD's and don't prescribe drugs anyway.
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Last updated Apr 30, 2018
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