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What professional help should I seek if depressed?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Encourage

Psychological or psychiatric evaluation.
Comprehensive assessment allows for diagnosis which leads to a good treatment plan.

In brief: Encourage

Psychological or psychiatric evaluation.
Comprehensive assessment allows for diagnosis which leads to a good treatment plan.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

Depression can be a very troubling thing for anyone to cope with.
A good support system is always helpful (friends, family, etc). Professional help is always important, especially if you have thoughts or feelings of wanting to hurt yourself or others. If you have these feelings, you should get help immediately - day or night. If nothing else, go to the closest emergency department. Good luck.

In brief: Depression

Depression can be a very troubling thing for anyone to cope with.
A good support system is always helpful (friends, family, etc). Professional help is always important, especially if you have thoughts or feelings of wanting to hurt yourself or others. If you have these feelings, you should get help immediately - day or night. If nothing else, go to the closest emergency department. Good luck.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Dr. Osman Farooq
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

First see your primary care doctor as soon as possible, especially if you have suicidal thoughts (even just occasionally).
You may be referred to a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Meds help but they are rarely ever successful without therapy.

In brief: See below

First see your primary care doctor as soon as possible, especially if you have suicidal thoughts (even just occasionally).
You may be referred to a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Meds help but they are rarely ever successful without therapy.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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