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I have depression. I need to talk to someone. Can I talk to any doctor through email?

I have depression. I need to talk to someone. Can I talk to any doctor through email?

Depression: Therapy works best in person. While I understand many have difficulty with the idea of being seen in person, from emailing one cannot see body language, facial expression, and they cannot hear vocal intonation. If at all possible, be seen in person, for the best chance at proper care. ...Read more

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I need to talk?

I need to talk?

Unclear question: Most everyone needs to talk, it is part of being a social being and connecting to our fellow human beings. Of course, there is serious and personal talk and more superifical chatter. Talking about personal feelings, problems and conflicts requires trust and safety, and usually a good listener. If you need to talk to a professional about life problems find a good clinical psychologist and talk. ...Read more

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Is there anyone i can talk to online when I need someone to talk to ?

Is there anyone i can talk to online when I need someone to talk to ?

Always: I'm not exactly clear what the basis of your questions is, but assuming the worst, there is always someone to talk to if you are in crisis. There is a good crisis chat resource www.imalive.org who always have volunteers standing by to help you. Another 24 hour resource is Crisis Call Center at 800-273-8255. If this is what you are asking, please seek help as soon as possible or call 911. ...Read more

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I want to talk to an oncologist?

I want to talk to an oncologist?

Lots of options: Most cities have multiple oncologists. Ask your primary care physician for recommendations. You might also contact your local hospital for names. Make sure and take all your medical records with you, including cd discs with all your x-ray images stored on them. This will facilitate a smooth, detailed conversation about your case. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want to talk to someone about my depression?

What do you advise if i want to talk to someone about my depression?

Call a doctor: Contact your pcp or a psychiatrist in your community. Depression is a common but serious illness and you should be evaluated by a professional. There are numerous treatment options including therapy and medications and a doctor can help you find the best option for you. ...Read more

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Hey i need to talk to a doctor ...

Hey i need to talk to a doctor ...

Question?: Hi. You can either make an appointment to talk with a doc, or you can ask a question on here. What you do depends on your medical problem and what kind of help you seek. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me what to say to my gp if i want to talk to a therapist?

Please tell me what to say to my gp if i want to talk to a therapist?

Tell your GP: what is bothering you and why you think you may benefit from psychotherapy. Most physicians know a number of therapists and can give you a few referrals to psychologists who specialize in the issues you are struggling with. You could also set up a consult with a psychologist on HealthTap's concierge service. ...Read more

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I need to talk to a gynecologist!

I need to talk to a gynecologist!

Talking to gyn: Although, I am not a gynecologist, I am a family practitioner with experience in female issues. One way or another, you will need to lay out your problem. ...Read more

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I just need someone to talk to about my problems?

I just need someone to talk to about my problems?

Just ask!: Assuming you don't want to talk w/your parents & other relatives, you still have many options eg teachers, counselors, religious leaders, friends etc (although I might hold off against peers). Your Family Doc is also available to lend an ear and can refer you as appropriate to Psychologists etc. Or request a Virtual Consult here. Bottom line, reach out to someone. Don't keep it bottled up inside. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's someone i can talk to about my depression?

Help! need to know if there's someone i can talk to about my depression?

Consider...: Talking with a pastoral counselor, a counselor, therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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Please I need someone to talk to but not my folks. I don't want to go back to school?

Please I need someone to talk to but not my folks. I don't want to go back to school?

You're 40?: If you were a teenager i would suggest that you speak with your school guidance counselor or local clergy. Consider an aunt/uncle or parent of one of your friends. You could speak with your doctor. The info provided says you're 40, as an adult you could also speak with a counselor or therapist. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

As early as : Early teens, if you are sexually active or having other gyn issues... ...Read more

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What to do if i want to speak to someone regarding alcohol addiction treatment. What can I do?

What to do if i want to speak to someone regarding alcohol addiction treatment. What can I do?

If you are insured: You can call your insurance company and speak with an intake person who will give you referrals to both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs you can talk with an intake person and they will explain these types of treatment that they offer you could also make an appointment with a psychologist in your area who specializes in addiction. You can also search the internet for alcohol treatment programs in your area and call them anyone there would be very willing to talk with you about your concerns. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me with a diagnosis to get referral to talk to psychiatrist?

Can anyone help me with a diagnosis to get referral to talk to psychiatrist?

Many resources: Usually the process is to get a referral before a diagnosis -- because the psychiatrist makes the diagnosis during an interview with you. It may require more than one session. You can check your local psychiatric society for possible names, and also online searches can be fruitful these days. Contact office to see about insurance, appointment availability, ways of working, etc. ...Read more

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Please let me know who can I go to to get help with feeling suicidal?

Please let me know who can I go to to get help with feeling suicidal?

If you have thoughts: Of death without plan or intent to carry it out - please get help from a psychologist or psychiatrist. If you feel despair and are you are having acute thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to talk to a friend who has anxiety?

Can you tell me how to talk to a friend who has anxiety?

Get permission: Tell your friend that you are so sorry to see him/her suffering all the time. That you wish you could help him/her in some way, but you don't know how. Does he/she have any ideas? Your friend might say no, doesn't want help. Then you can't. But your friend might have some ideas, including helping him/her find the right therapist. Just listening, too, without trying to fix anything is healing. ...Read more

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How can you 'work' with a doctor if they refuse to believe what you have to say?

How can you 'work' with a doctor if they refuse to believe what you have to say?

Seek second opinion: Or maybe even third opinion. But if three or four doctors don't seem to believe you, you might have to wonder if they might be right. ...Read more

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I need to know who can I talk to regarding my mental health?

I need to know who can I talk to regarding my mental health?

Plenty of pro's : There are plenty of mental health professionals out there at community mental health centers, in private practice and at univeristy medical programs. If things are really bad, look for a local 'hot line' and give them a call to get started. ...Read more

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What can I do to talk to my doctor about depression?

What can I do to talk to my doctor about depression?

Track your symptoms: First, write down as best you can the specifics of your symptoms daily. What are the symptoms? When are they at their worst? How frequent are they? On a scale of 1-10 how severe are they during these periods? Do any particular circumstances seem to trigger the depressive feelings? How long have you had the symptoms? Then, with this information in hand, met with your dr and tell them everything. ...Read more