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I've recently been diagnosed with depression and I have to take meds but I feel like no therapist understands?
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: They exist
Though therapy is one treatment for depression, the combination of therapy and medication is even better. Ask the doctor who is prescribing the medication for a referral to a therapist who understands that.

In brief: They exist
Though therapy is one treatment for depression, the combination of therapy and medication is even better. Ask the doctor who is prescribing the medication for a referral to a therapist who understands that.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Christopher Michael
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: In early depression
This happens, but some are just so-so therapists.
Even good therapists can sometimes seem out of touch when you feel badly. If you have a good one, give them (& you) some time. Finding a good therapist is not the easiest. Look for the ones who are: secure, caring, hopeful but realistic, & actively helpful while also 'accepting' of your symptoms. If that sounds paradoxical, it is-that's what works!

In brief: In early depression
This happens, but some are just so-so therapists.
Even good therapists can sometimes seem out of touch when you feel badly. If you have a good one, give them (& you) some time. Finding a good therapist is not the easiest. Look for the ones who are: secure, caring, hopeful but realistic, & actively helpful while also 'accepting' of your symptoms. If that sounds paradoxical, it is-that's what works!
Dr. Christopher Michael
Dr. Christopher Michael
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Dr. Michael is right. There may be times that you don't feel your therapist understands, but as long as that's temporary it shouldn't be a problem. However, if you're unable to develop that trust it may be prudent to find another therapist. It is important to remember that you are ceiling psychologically and that developing a solid relationship does take time.
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