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How can a psychiatrist help my depression?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: BPS Evaluation

Many psychiatrists believe in the "biopsychosocial" way of medical care - analyzing how all aspects of an individual's life play into his or her current mood.
Based on the doctor's initial evaluation, there are many options to treat depression, such as medication, group therapy, and one-on-one counseling. A patient should talk (with the psychiatrist) about his own goals from undergoing therapy.

In brief: BPS Evaluation

Many psychiatrists believe in the "biopsychosocial" way of medical care - analyzing how all aspects of an individual's life play into his or her current mood.
Based on the doctor's initial evaluation, there are many options to treat depression, such as medication, group therapy, and one-on-one counseling. A patient should talk (with the psychiatrist) about his own goals from undergoing therapy.
Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: That's their job

Psychiatrists can figure out what is causing you symptoms (rule out other illnesses that present with depression) and prescribe--usually meds & therapy.

In brief: That's their job

Psychiatrists can figure out what is causing you symptoms (rule out other illnesses that present with depression) and prescribe--usually meds & therapy.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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