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What kind of doctor sees somebody for sadness?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Sadness: Sadness (which may indicate a mood disorder) is best managed by your primary care physician or a psychiatrist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Many types: Sadness is a normal emotion. However, for overwhelming sadness especially if in combination with poor function in other areas of life consider a clinical psychologist, a psychiatrist, a clinical social worker or your family doctor. Take care.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Sadness: Any doctor can encounter a patient with sadness, then make proper referral to a specialist after thorough evaluation of possible causes of sadness, physical or psychological.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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