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What can you do to stop self harming and feeling depressed?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 21 years experience
Get treatment: If you haven't already, you need to get evaluated by a doctor. Let them know that you think you may have depression. They will do the rest. They will likely run some lab tests to rule out any medical causes of depression, such as a low thyroid. If it is depression, they can then make the appropriate recommendations for treatment. Get the help you need so you can start enjoying life again.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Dr. Linehan's Story: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder -dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy"- herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read her story via @nytimes: http://nyti.Ms/yxtgz8 -->dbt skills help foster development of strong sense of self... Help teach people 2 self-soothe & communicate feelings- including difficult/intense feelings.

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